U.S. Milk Production Update – Feb ‘14
According to USDA, January ’14 U.S. milk production was up 0.9% YOY, at 17,255 million pounds. Poor feed quality and weather conditions continued in the Midwest, with Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri all experiencing their third straight month of YOY production declines. Strong milk production in the Western states contributed to the 0.9% YOY increase, after U.S. milk production declined 0.1% YOY the past two months. ’13-’14 YTD milk production is up 0.5% YOY through the first third of the production season.