November Milk Production Down Slightly from Same Month Last Year

(WASHINGTON D.C.) –Milk production in the 24 major milk-producing states during November totaled 17.3 billion pounds, 0.5 percent below November 2022.

October’s revised production, at 17.9 billion pounds, was down 0.6 percent from October of last year. The October revision represented a decrease of 37 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major states averaged 1,948 pounds for November, three pounds below November 2022. The number of milk cows on farms in those states was 8.9 million head, 26,000 head less than in November 2022, and 9,000 head below October of this year.

Milk production in the U.S. totaled 18.1 billion pounds in November, down 0.6 percent from November 2022. Production per cow hit 1,932 pounds in November, two pounds below November of last year. The number of milk cows on farms in the U.S. was 9.36 million head, 44,000 head below last year.

You can view the full November Milk Production Report from USDA here: