Michigan Milk Production, Dairy Herd Grows

On Thursday, the USDA released its milk production numbers, and milk production in Michigan has increased.

According to the report, dairy herds in Michigan produced 942 million pounds of milk in December, which is a 1.2 percent increase from December 2018. The dairy herd in the state was estimated to be at 427,000 head, a 5,000 head increase from last December.

The daily rate per cow did not change from December 2018 to December 2019, remaining flat at 71.1 pounds per cow.

On a national level, milk production in the 24 major states totaled 17.4 billion pounds, an increase of 0.9 percent from December 2018.