Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 16, Number 3
March 2016


 

February Milk Production

Milk production in the 23 major States during February totaled 15.8 billion pounds, up 4.6 percent from February 2015. However, adjusting production for the additional day due to leap year causes February milk production to be up 1.0 percent on a per day basis.

February Milk Production
unadjusted for leap year

3-19-16 February 2015 Milk Cows (head) February 2016 Milk Cows (head)  

February 2015 Milk per Cow (lbs.)

February 2016
Milk per Cow (lbs.)

 

February 2015 Milk Production (million lbs.)

February 2016 Milk Production (million lbs.) % Change from Last Year
U.S. 9,312,000 9,308,000   1,737 1,815   16,166 16,905 4.6
Top 23 States 8,621,000 8,629,000   1,754 1,833   15,124 15,820 4.6
Kansas 143,000 142,000   1,740 1,825   249 259 4.0
Iowa 211,000 210,000   1,775 1,870   375 393 4.8
Colorado 145,000 148,000   1,970 2,050   286 303 5.9
Texas 468,000 455,000   1,740 1,815   814 826 1.5
Wisconsin 1,275,000 1,280,000   1,715 1,860   2,187 2,381 8.9
California 1,779,000 1,774,000   1,845 1,860   3,282 3,300 0.5
New Mexico 323,000 311,000   1,880 1,900   607 591 -2.6

Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production
*Missouri's NASS Survey numbers are only available by quarter now, not monthly, due to the state dropping below the top 23 dairy production states surveyed monthly by USDA.