USDA milk production reports

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South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS – Milk production in South Dakota during April 2014 totaled 171 million pounds, up five percent from April 2013, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The average number of milk cows was 96,000 head. Milk production per cow averaged 1,780 pounds.

Minnesota

Milk production in Minnesota during April 2014 totaled 753 million pounds, down 3 percent from April 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during April, at 459,000 head, was unchanged from last month. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,640 pounds.

Iowa

Milk production in Iowa during April 2014 totaled 390 million pounds, down 1 percent from April 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during April, at 207,000 head, was 2,000 more than last month. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,885 pounds.