Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 7

July 2002


Milk Production Update

Estimated June milk production in Missouri was down 5.3% from June 2001 on 11,000 less cows from a year ago. Cow numbers dropped 7.4% and milk production per cow increased 2.6%, yielding the 5.3% drop in total milk production.

In the US overall, milk production increased 2.2% from a year ago. The details of national and local trends through June of this year are presented below.

June 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
USA9,166,0000.5%1,5561.6%14,2632.2%
Top 20 States7,780,0000.4%1,5791.5%12,2882.0%
Missouri137,000-7.4%1,1702.6%160-5.3%
Kentucky125,000-3.8%1,0800.5%135-3.5%
Iowa210,0000.0%1,5101.0%2171.0%
Idaho390,0005.7%1,770-0.6%6905.0%
California1,645,0003.7%1,7801.4%2,9285.1%

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


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