Albany, N.Y. (WKBW release) New York milk production dropped in July according to statistics released Friday by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
New York dairy herds produced 1,092 million pounds of milk during July. Milk cows were down but production per cow was unchanged from the previous year resulting in a 0.2 percent decrease in milk production compared to July 2010. The number of milk cows averaged 610,000 head, down slightly from July of the previous year. Milk per cow averaged 1,790 pounds, unchanged from the July 2010 rate.
Dairy farmers in the Empire State received an average of $23.10 per hundredweight of milk sold during July, up 70 cents from June and $5.70 more than July a year ago.