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WASHINGTON -- Dairy herds in Michigan produced 935 million pounds of milk during April, down 1.4 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. 
The daily rate per cow was 73.7 pounds, down 0.5 pounds from April 2017. The dairy herd was estimated at 423,000 head for April, down 3,000 head from a year earlier. 
Dairy herds in Indiana produced 367 million pounds of milk during April, up 0.8 percent from a year ago, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 65.3 pounds, up 0.1 pound from April 2017. The dairy herd was estimated at 187,000 head for April, up 1,000 head from a year earlier.
Dairy herds in Ohio produced 469 million pounds of milk during April, down 2.5 percent from a year ago, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. The daily rate per cow was 60.8 pounds, down 0.4 pounds from April 2017. The dairy herd was estimated at 257,000 head for April, down 5,000 head from a year earlier.
Milk production in the 23 major States during April totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 0.7 percent from April 2017. The daily production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 66.1 pounds for April, 0.4 pounds above April 2017. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.74 million head, 14,000 head more than April 2017, but 2,000 head less than March 2018.

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