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New York milk production slips nearly 2 percent in February

By Journal Staff (news@cnybj.com)

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New York dairy farms produced almost 1.2 billion pounds of milk in February, down 1.8 percent from nearly 1.22 billion pounds in the year-ago month, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently reported.

Milk production per cow in the state averaged 1,910 pounds in February, off 1.8 percent from 1,945 pounds 12 months prior.

The number of milk cows on farms in New York state totaled 626,000 head in February, unchanged from February 2020, NASS reported.

On the milk-price front, New York dairy farmers in January were paid an average of $17.10 per hundredweight, down $1.20 from December and off $2.70 from January 2020.

In neighboring Pennsylvania, dairy farms produced 798 million pounds of milk in February, down 4.2 percent from a year earlier.

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