State Dairy?Production Increases In June

New York dairy herds produced 1.14 billion pounds of milk during June according to Blair Smith, U.S. Agriculture Department National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office state statistician.

Production increased 3.9 percent from a year earlier. Dairy farmers in New York received an average of $20.90 per hundredweight of milk sold during the month of June, a 40 cent increase from May and $3.90 more than June a year ago.

Milk production in the 23 major states during the month of June totaled 15.8 billion pounds, marking a 1.6 percent increase from June 2012. May revised production at 16.6 billion pounds, increased 1.1 percent from May 2012.