Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 10
October 2003

Milk Production

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 0.5% in September 2003 compared to September 2002, based upon 1.0% fewer cows and 0.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.1% in September 2003 compared to September 2002, based upon 0.5% fewer cows and a 0.4% decrease in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 0.7% in September 2003 compared to September 2002 based upon 6.6% fewer cows, (a drop of 9,000 cows), and an increase in milk production per cow of 6.2%.

September Milk Production
  Sept 2002 Milk Cows Sept 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year Sept 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Sept 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Sept 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) Sept 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,145,000 9,053,000 -1.0% 1,473 1,480 0.5% 13,467 13,397 -0.5%
 
Top 20 States 7,781,000 7,743,000 -0.5% 1,497 1,503 0.4% 11,648 11,641 -0.1%
 
Missouri 136,000 127,000 -6.6% 1,050 1,115 6.2% 143 142 -0.7%
 
Kentucky 120,000 111,000 -7.5% 990 965 -2.5% 119 107 -10.1%
Iowa 209,000 200,000 -4.3% 1,425 1,470 3.2% 298 294 -1.3%
 
Idaho 392,000 412,000 5.1% 1,730 1,790 3.5% 678 737 8.7%
California 1,658,000 1,701,000 2.6% 1,700 1,655 -2.6% 2,819 2,815 -0.1%
New Mexico 305,000 318,000 4.3% 1,700 1,705 0.3% 519 542 4.4%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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