November milk production up 2.2%

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WASHINGTON — Milk production in the 23 major producing states totaled 14.7 billion lbs in November, up 2.2% from November 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Milk Production report.

Milk production for October was revised to 15.2 billion lbs, up 2.5% from October 2010 and an increase of 1 million lbs from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major producing states averaged 1,738 lbs in November, up 16 lbs from November 2010. There were 8.48 million dairy cows on farms during the month, 108,000 head more than November 2010.

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