Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 9

September 2002


Missouri milk production

In the top 20 states, August milk production was up 3.8% over a year ago levels, based on 0.7% more cows and 3.2% more milk per cow.

In Missouri, August milk production was up 5.7% over a year ago levels, based upon 8,000 fewer but an whopping increase per cow of 11.8% over a year ago.

August Milk Production

  August 2001 Milk Cows August 2002 Milk Cows % Change from last Year   Aug 2001 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Aug 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year August 2001 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) August 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,096,000 9,176,000 0.9%   1,491 1,537 3.1%      13,564      14,107 4.0%
Top 20 States 7,735,000 7,786,000 0.7%   1,520 1,568 3.2%      11,754      12,205 3.8%
Missouri 144,000 136,000 -5.6%      975 1,090 11.8%     140     148 5.7%
Kentucky 128,000 122,000 -4.7%   1,000 1,025 2.5%     128     125 -2.3%
Iowa 207,000 210,000 1.4%   1,475 1,480 0.3%     305     311 2.0%
Idaho 370,000 392,000 5.9%   1,840 1,820 -1.1%     681     713 4.7%
California 1,598,000 1,652,000 3.4%   1,765 1,815 2.8%   2,820   2,998 6.3%
New Mexico 268,000 305,000 13.8%   1,770 1,765 -0.3%     474     538 13.5%


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