Converting Liters to Pounds of Milk
     
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Milk: Liters to Pounds

 

HOW TO CONVERT MILK VOLUMES AND PRICES TO THOSE IN THE U.S.

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How to convert liters to pounds of milk:

(In the U.S., dairy farmers are paid per 100 lb of milk;  1 cwt = 100 lb)  

Raw milk doesn't weigh the same as water because of the solids content of milk, so you can't do a straight conversion of mass to volume:

Milk weighs 8.6 lb/gallon (U.S. gallon)

There are 3.7854 liters/U.S. gallon

Therefore:    8.6 lb/ 3.7854 liters = 2.272 lb/liter of milk

Therefore:  100 lb/2.272 lb = 44.01 liters/cwt milk   (i.e., there are 44 liters/cwt milk)

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If milk price is $25/cwt in the U.S., this converts to a price of US$25/44 = US$.5680/liter

If milk price in $20/cwt in the U.S., this converts to a price of US$20/44 = US$.4544/liter

If milk price is $17/cwt in the U.S., this converts to a price of US$17/44 = US$.3862/liter

If milk price in $15/cwt in the U.S., this converts to a price of US$15/44 = US$.3408/liter

If milk price in $12/cwt in the U.S., this converts to a price of US$12/44 = US$.2726/liter

 (i.e., divide US$/cwt by 44 to get US$/liter)

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If milk price is $.60/liter, this converts to a price of $26.41/cwt in the U.S.

If milk price is $.50/liter, this converts to a price of $22.00/cwt in the U.S.

If milk price is $.40/liter, this converts to a price of $17.61/cwt in the U.S.

If milk price is $.30/liter, this converts to a price of $13.20/cwt in the U.S.

If milk price is $.25/liter, this converts to a price of $11.00/cwt in the U.S.

 (i.e., multiply US$/liter by 44 to get US$/cwt)

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 5 liters of milk = 11.36 lb                        10 lb of milk = 4.40 liters 

7.5 liters of milk = 17.04 lb                        15 lb of milk = 6.60 liters 

10 liters of milk = 22.72 lb                         20 lb of milk =  8.80 liters

15 liters of milk = 34.08 lb                         30 lb of milk = 13.20 liters

20 liters of milk = 45.44 lb                         40 lb of milk = 17.60 liters

25 liters of milk = 56.80 lb                         50 lb of milk = 22.01 liters

30 liters of milk = 68.16 lb                         30 lb of milk = 26.40 liters