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February 27, 2018

Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico Tops in Milk Per Cow

 |  By: Jim Dickrell

If the ability to compete is based on milk production per cow, Michigan, Colorado and New Mexico win the gold, silver and bronze medals in 2017.

Michigan’s milk per cow production came in at 26,302 lb, 15% higher than the national average of 22,941 lb. Colorado wasn’t far behind, at 26,181 lb/cow and New Mexico came in at 24,960 lb/cow.

Topping out the top 10 states were: Arizona, Idaho, Nebraska, New York, Washington, Wisconsin and Iowa.

California, the number one dairy state in total milk production, came in at 16. Texas, the number 5 state in overall milk production, came in at 11th in milk per cow; Pennsylvania at 29th and Minnesota, at 23rd.

For all the rankings, click here and scroll to page 6.

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