Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 16, Number 4
April 2016

March Milk Production

March Milk Production

4-20-16 March 2015 Milk Cows (head) March 2016 Milk Cows (head) % Change from Last Year

March 2015 Milk per Cow (lbs.)

March 2016
Milk per Cow (lbs.)

% Change from Last Year

March 2015 Milk Production (million lbs.)

March 2016 Milk Production (million lbs.) % Change from Last Year
U.S. 9,311,000 9,325,000 0.2 1,942 1,974 1.6 18,085 18,406 1.8
Top 23 States 8,623,000 8,642,000 0.2 1,962 1,993 1.6 16,918 17,220 1.8
Missouri 1Q 2016 versus 1Q 2015 89,000 88,000 -1.1 NA NA NA 345 356 3.2
Kansas 144,000 144,000 0.0 1,970 1,990 1.1 284 287

1.1

Iowa 211,000 209,000 -0.9 1,965 2,000 1.8 415 418 0.7
Colorado 145,000 148,000 2.0 2,190 2,210 0.9 318 327 2.8
Texas 464,000 458,000 -1.3 1,925 1,990 3.4 893 911 2.0
Wisconsin 1,276,000 1,280,000 0.3 1,905 2,000 5.0 2,431 2,560 5.3
California 1,779,000 1,774,000 -0.3 2,080 2,035 -2.2 3,700 3,610 -2.4
New Mexico 323,000 311,000 -3.7 2,125 2,140 0.7 686 666 -2.9

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.