Seasonal May milk production increased only slightly, just 0.1% higher than April. Cow numbers are increasing as dairy producers reduce culling, as well as adding cows. States leading the increases were Texas, up 10.1%; Colorado +9.5%; Kansas +7%; and South Dakota +9%. California’s production was up 1%; Idaho +0.5%; New Mexico +1.4%; and Arizona +3.9%. Milk production was up 1.2% in Iowa, but flat for Wisconsin. Just five states had lower May milk production than a year ago: Minnesota (-0.1%); New York (-0.3%); Ohio (2.5%); Pennsylvania (-1.4%) and Vermont (-0.4%).