Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 12, Number 5
May 2012

Milk Production

Apr. 2012
compared to
Apr. 2011
U.S. Top 23 States Missouri
Milk Production up arrow up arrow up arrow
3.2% 3.3% 3.1%
Milk Cows up arrow up arrow down arrow
1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
Milk Per Cow up arrow up arrow up arrow
2.2% 2.2% 4.0%
April Milk Production
5-18-2012 Apr 2011 Milk Cows (head) Apr 2012 Milk Cows (head) % Change from last Year Apr 2011 Milk per Cow (lbs.) Apr 2012 Milk per Cow (lbs.) % Change from Last Year Apr 2011 Milk Production (million lbs.) Apr 2012 Milk Production (million lbs.) % Change from Last Year
U.S. 9,182,000 9,272,000 1.0 1,814 1,854 2.2 16,652 17,190 3.2
Top 23 States 8,431,000 8,525,000 1.1 1,835 1,875 2.2 15,475 15,983 3.3
Missouri 95,000 94,000 -1.1 1,380 1,435 4.0 131 135 3.1
Kansas 122,000 123,000 0.8 1,805 1,820 0.8 220 224 1.8
Iowa 209,000 207,000 -1.0 1,780 1,855 4.2 372 384 3.2
Colorado 126,000 132,000 4.8 1,985 2,020 1.8 250 267 6.8
Texas 426,000 440,000 3.3 1,915 1,915 0.0 816 843 3.3
Idaho 576,000 577,000 0.2 1,870 1,920 2.7 1,077 1,108 2.9
California 1,764,000 1,787,000 1.3 1,995 2,030 1.8 3,519 3,628 3.1
New Mexico 326,000 337,000 3.4 2,125 2,130 0.2 693 718 3.6
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production