[caption id="attachment67905" align="alignleft" width="300"] credit - Mark Hillary[/caption] USDA Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 14.8 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from September 2012. August revised production at 15.7 billion pounds, was up 2.5 percent from August 2012. The August revision represented a decrease of 33 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate. Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,741 pounds for September, 12 pounds above September 2012. The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.51 million head, 33,000 head more than September 2012, but 19,000 head less than August 2013. July - September Milk Production up 1.5 Percent Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 49.4 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from the July - September quarter last year.The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.23 million head, 16,000 head more than the same period last year.