New York dairy farms produced 1.293 billion pounds of milk in August, up 0.6 percent from
1.285 billion pounds in the year-ago month, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.
Production per cow in the state averaged 2,065 pounds in August, up slightly from 2,050 pounds a year prior.
The number of milk cows on farms in New York state totaled 626,000 head in August, compared to 627,000 head in August 2019, NASS reported.
On the milk-price front, New York dairy farmers in July were paid an average of $18.50 per hundredweight, up $3 from June, but down 30 cents from July 2019. Milk prices have rebounded from the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic, after hitting a low of $13.30 in May.