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New York milk production rises 1 percent in May

By Journal Staff

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New York dairy farmers produced 1.32 billion pounds of milk in May, up 1 percent from 1.31 billion pounds in the year-ago period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.

Production per cow in the state averaged 2,110 pounds in May, up 0.5 percent from 2,100 pounds a year prior.

The number of milk cows on farms in New York state totaled 627,000 head in May, up 0.5 percent from 624,000 head in May 2018, NASS reported.

On the milk price front, New York farmers in April were paid an average of $18.20 per hundredweight, down 10 cents from March, but up $2.10 from April 2018.

In neighboring Pennsylvania, dairy farms produced 887 million pounds of milk in May, down 7 percent from 954 million pounds a year earlier, according to the USDA.

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