Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 8

August 2002


Missouri Milk Production Update

Milk production in the U.S. continued to increase in July, up 2.5% over July 2001 on a 0.7% increase in cow numbers and a 1.8% increase in milk production per cow.

Milk production in Missouri continued to decrease in July, down - 0.6% compared with July 2001 on a drop of 9000 cows, but with production per cow up 6.2% over July 2001.

July Milk Production in US, Missouri, Neighboring States & Growth States

 July 2002 Milk Cows% Change from last YearMonthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA9,175,0000.7%1,5511.8%14,2302.5%
 
Top 20 States7,786,0000.5%1,5801.8%12,3052.3%
 
Missouri137,000-6.2%1,1206.2%153-0.6%
 
Kentucky123,000-4.7%1,0651.9%131-3.0%
Iowa210,0000.5%1,4800.3%3111.0%
 
Idaho393,0006.2%1,830-0.5%7195.6%
California1,650,0003.6%1,8152.5%2,9956.3%

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


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