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WASHINGTON -- Dairy herds in Michigan produced 959 million pounds of milk during July, up 2.9 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The daily rate per cow was 72.4 pounds, up 0.8 pounds from July 2016. The dairy herd was estimated at 427,000 head for July, up 7,000 head from a year earlier. 

Dairy herds in Indiana produced 348 million pounds of milk during July, up 1.2 percent from a year ago, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 60.3 pounds, unchanged from July 2016. The dairy herd was estimated at 186,000 head for July, up 2,000 head from a year earlier. 

Dairy herds in Ohio produced 469 million pounds of milk during July, down 0.4 percent from a year ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 57.7 pounds, up 0.6 pounds from July 2016. The dairy herd was estimated at 262,000 head for July, down 4,000 head from a year earlier. 

Milk production in the 23 major States during July totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from July 2016. The daily production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 63.5 pounds for July, 0.7 pounds above July 2016. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.73 million head, 72,000 head more than July 2016, but 1,000 head less than June 2017.

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