|Missouri Dairy Business Update|
|Volume 2, Number 11|
October milk production continues to show little sign of dropping. Milk production in the United States was up 2.4% in October 2002 over October 2001 on 0.9% more cows and 1.5% more production per cow.
Missouri milk production dropped 0.7% in October from a year ago on a 3.5% drop in cows and a 3.2% increase in milk production per cow.
California continued to pump out the milk, with 3.4% more cows and a 0.6% increase in milk production per cow combining to increase milk production by 4% over 2001 levels. For those dairymen interested in watching the impact of El Nino, check out this website: http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/forecast.html
| ||October 2001 Milk Cows||October 2002 Milk Cows||% Change from last Year||Oct 2001 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow||Oct 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow||% Change from Last Year||Oct. 2001 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds)||Oct 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds)||% Change from Last Year|
|Top 20 States||7,726,000||7,793,000||0.9%||1,522||1,544||1.4%||11,756||12,030||2.3%|
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production: