Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 15, Number 2
February, 2015


Missouri Milk Production up 2.5% in 2014

According to the February 2015 USDA Milk Production report summarizing annual milk production in all states, Missouri's milk production was up 2.5% in 2014. Milk production in the United States was up 2.4%.

Missouri's cow numbers dropped by 3,000 head or 3.2%. Milk per cow rose 6% in Missouri last year. Total annual milk production in the state rose 34 million pounds.

USDA does not survey and report Missouri's milk production information monthly now that Missouri is no longer in the top 23 milk producing states, so the quarterly and annual summaries can be surprising.

Missouri's Dairy Industry Changes in 2014
 
Milk Cows

Milk per Cow
(pounds)

Milk Production (pounds)
2013
92,000
14,663
1,349,000,000
2014
89,000
15,539
1,383,000,000
Change
-3.2%
6.0%
2.5%

For a snapshot of annual trends for Missouri and surroundings states, go to:
http://dairy.missouri.edu/dairylinks/snapshot.htm

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