U.S. Milk Production Update – Sep ’20
Executive Summary U.S. milk production figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Aug ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. milk production increased on a YOY basis for the 13th time in the past 14 months, finishing 1.8% above the previous year and reaching a record high seasonal level. YOY increases in production on an absolute basis were led by Texas, followed by California and Idaho.
- The Jul ’20 U.S. milk cow herd was revised 8,000 head higher than levels previously stated while the Aug ’20 figure remained unchanged month-over-month. Milk cow herd figures finished 42,000 head above the previous year but remained 78,000 head below the 23 year high level experienced during Jan ’18.
- U.S. milk per cow yields increased 1.4% on a YOY basis throughout Aug ’20, finishing higher for the 57th time in the past 58 months.