New York Field Office
"Fact Finders for Agriculture"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Bryan Combs
Monday, April 28, 2008
2007 NEW YORK MILK PRODUCTION
Total milk production in New York during 2007, at 12.1 billion pounds, was up slightly from 2006, according to Stephen Ropel, Director of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field office. The annual average number of milk cows, at 627,000 head, was down 1.7 percent from the previous year. Annual output per cow averaged 19,303 pounds, up 2.2 percent from 2006.
Cash receipts from the sale of New York milk during 2007 totaled $2.4 billion, up 47.7 percent from the previous year. The $19.70 per hundredweight received for all milk sold by New York farmers was up $6.30, or 47.0 percent, from the $13.40 received in 2006. Marketing totals include whole milk and producer-separated cream sold to plants and dealers as well as milk sold directly to consumers.
New York dairymen used 32 million pounds of milk on their farms during 2007, unchanged from the previous year. About 93.7 percent of the milk used on farms was fed back to calves. The value of all milk produced, including milk fed back to calves, totaled $2.4 billion, up 47.7 percent from 2006.
U.S. milk production increased 2.1 percent in 2007 to 186 billion pounds. The rate per cow, at 20,267 pounds, was 316 pounds above 2006. The annual average number of milk cows on farms was 9.16 million head, up 46,000 head from 2006. Cash receipts from marketings of milk during 2007 totaled $35.4 billion, 51.4 percent higher than 2006. Producer returns averaged $19.21 per hundredweight, 48.2 percent above 2006. Marketings totaled 184 billion pounds, 2.1 percent above 2006. Marketings include whole milk sold to plants and dealers and milk sold directly to consumers.
An estimated 1.17 billion pounds of milk were used on farms where produced, 1.0 percent more than 2006. Calves were fed 87 percent of this milk, with the remainder consumed in producer households.