Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 13, Number 3
March 2013

Milk Production

NOTE: Due to sequestration cuts to the USDA budget, this will be the last monthly milk production report. Also, due to the fact that 2012 was a leap year, the year to year percentage comparisons have been omitted this month.

February Milk Production
3-19-2013

February
2012 Milk Cows (head)

February
2013 Milk Cows (head)

February
2012 Milk per Cow (lbs.)

February 2013 Milk per Cow (lbs.) February 2012 Milk Production (million lbs.)

February
2013 Milk Production (million lbs.)

U.S. 9,257,000 9,225,000 1,762 1,706 16,310 15,750
Top 23 States 8,513,000 8,500,000 1,780 1,722 15,153 14,638
Missouri 93,000 93,000 1,215 1,160 113 108
Kansas 124,000 132,000 1,725 1,680 214 222
Iowa 205,000 204,000 1,760 1,730 361 353
Colorado 133,000 135,000 1,865 1,865 248 252
Texas 436,000 435,000 1,835 1,740 800 757
Idaho 581,000 579,000 1,800 1,730 1,046 1,002
California 1,784,000 1,782,000 1,965 1,810 3,506 3,225
New Mexico 335,000 332,000 1,985 1,985 665 639
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production