April milk production up 2% on year
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The USDA says milk production in the top 23 states during April was 17.153 billion pounds, up 2% on the year. The average production per cow was a new monthly record and up 20 pounds from last year at 1,967 pounds per cow, while the milk cow herd jumped 81,000 head from a year ago, to 8.719 million head.

The USDA expects production and the per cow yield to decline in the second half of the year, but for now, the supply is only getting bigger, burdening processors with a lot of extra milk and pressuring prices.

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