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

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**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 60 lb of milk = 26.40 liters