Indiana milk production and cow numbers down
Dairy herds in Indiana produced 319 million pounds of milk during November, down 2.7 percent from a year ago, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 60.8, up 0.5 pounds from November 2018. The dairy herd was estimated at 175,000 head for November, down 6,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 24 major States during November totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 0.9 percent from November 2018. October revised production, at 17.2 billion pounds, was up 1.4 percent from October 2018. The October revision represented a decrease of 60 million pounds or 0.3 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,892 pounds for November, 16 pounds above November 2018. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.81 million head, 8,000 head more than November 2018, but unchanged from October 2019.