U.S. Milk Production Update – Jul ’18
Executive Summary U.S. milk production figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Jun ’18. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. milk production remained higher on a YOY basis for the 54th consecutive month during Jun ’18, finishing up 1.2% to a record seasonal high for the month of June.
- The Jun ’18 U.S. dairy cow herd finished flat with the May ’18 figure, remaining at a four month high. The U.S. dairy cow herd also finished flat with the previous year figures while remaining 4,000 head below the 22 year highs experienced during the early months of 2018.
- U.S. milk per cow yields increased on a YOY basis for the 32nd consecutive month during Jun ’18, finishing up 1.2%, as Western yields increased for the sixth consecutive month while Midwestern yields also finished higher on a YOY basis.