Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 6

June 2002


May Milk Production

May milk production was up 2% overall in the US. Missouri's production dropped 3% from the May 2001 level based on 7% fewer cows but 5% better milk production per cow. Missouri milk production per cow continues to rise at almost twice the national average rate, although Missouri's milk production is at a much lower level than the national average.

May Milk Production in US, Missouri, Neighboring States & Growth States
 May 2002 Milk Cows% Change from last YearMonthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last YearTotal Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA9,127,0000%1,6553%14,2462%
Missouri137,000-7%1,3155%180-3%
Kentucky123,000-5%1,2504%154-1%
Iowa209,000-1%1,6301%3410%
Idaho384,0005%1,8200%6995%
California1,641,0004%1,8602%3,0526%

Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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