Report: Arizona Milk Production Peaked In March

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:00am
Updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:05am

Arizona’s milk supply is slowly decreasing this time of year. It has nothing to do with the dairy cows but rather weather.

USDA reports that track output say it's pretty typical this time of year for production to slow as weather warms. 

Cows tend to be less comfortable beginning in April, which tends to mean less fluid milk yield or production.

In Arizona, March is the peak yield for fluid milk from Arizona dairy cows. And prices reflect that large spring build up of supply with lower prices in April.

The national weighted average advertised price for one gallon of milk was $2.68. The weighted average regional price in the Southwest is $2.32, according to the USDA's weekly market report.

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