CHARLESTON — Milk production in West Virginia totaled 34 million pounds or 4 million gallons during the October-December quarter of 2013. This was down 4 million pounds or approximately 465,000 gallons from the same period in 2012 and also down 4 million pounds or approximately 465,000 gallons from the July-September 2013 quarter. The number of dairy cows averaged 9,000 head, down 1,000 head from the same period in 2012 and down 500 head from the previous quarter.
Milk production in the United States during the October-December quarter totaled 49.3 billion pounds, up 0.4 percent or 24.1 million gallons from the October-December quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.21 million head, 3,000 head more than the same period last year.
A conversion of 8.6 pounds per gallon was used.