According to the USDA, November milk production in the 24 major dairy states was 17.2 billion pounds. That’s three percent more than last year. Production per cow increased an average of 41 pounds year-over-year to 1,935 pounds. In Minnesota, November milk production was 820 million pounds, an increase of four percent from one year ago. Minnesota’s dairy herd was up 2,000 head from last year. In South Dakota, milk production increased 13 percent year-over-year. The average number of milk cows was up 13,000 head from one year ago.
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