Albany, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Milk production decreased in New York in May according to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
New York dairy herds produced 1,113 million pounds of milk in May, a 1.4 percent decrease from last May. The number of milk cows were unchanged, but production per cow was down from the previous year.
Dairy farmers in the New York received an average of $21.10 per hundredweight of milk sold during May, down 10 cents from April but $5.10 more than May a year ago.
Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 16.0 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from May 2010. April revised production at 15.5 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from April 2010. The April revision represented an increase of 3 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,899 pounds for May, 6 pounds above May 2010. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.45 million head, 103,000 head more than May 2010, and 15,000 head more than April