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New York milk production rises nearly 4 percent in March

usda logoNew York dairy farms produced 1.28 billion pounds of milk, up 3.6 percent from the year-ago period, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported.

Production per cow averaged 2,060 pounds in March, up 65 pounds from a year prior.

The number of milk cows on farms in New York state totaled 622,000 head in March, up 2,000 head from March 2016, NASS reported.

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New York dairy farmers received $19.10 per hundredweight of milk in February, down 60 cents from January, but up $2.40 from February 2016.

In neighboring Pennsylvania, milk production totaled 966 million pounds in March, up 3 percent from a year earlier. The average milk price received by Pennsylvania dairy farmers was $19.60 per hundredweight in February, down 40 cents from January, but up $2.50 from February a year ago.

 

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