The annual production of milk for the United States during 2020 was 223 billion pounds, 2.2 percent above 2019.
According to the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service, production per cow in the United States averaged 23,777 pounds for 2020, 382 pounds above 2019. The average annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 11.5 percent from 2011.
Meanwhile, the average number of milk cows on farms in the country was 9.39 million head, up 0.5 percent from 2019. The average number of milk cows was revised up 6,000 head for 2020. The average annual number of milk cows has increased 2.1 percent from 2011.