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September 14, 2017

Global Milk Production Up 2% in July

 |  By: Jim Dickrell

The U.S. Dairy Export Council’s monthly dashboard report shows that global milk production was up 2% in July and up 1% year-to-date.

Recall that the United States contributed to this increased production, up 1.8% in July.  Cow numbers in the U.S. continue to roll at 9.4 million head, up 74,000 bossies compared to a year ago.

The same general global production trend held over a two-year time horizon, with July 2017 global milk production up 0.5% over July 2015, and up 1.8% year to date comparing 2017 to 2015.

Exports of skim milk powder and non-fat dry milk also showed strength, at least in Europe. The European Union increased its SMP/NDM exports a whopping 71% in July. New Zealand was up 7%. The U.S. saw SMP/NDM exports decline, down 15%.