Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 3

March 2003


Milk Production

US milk production was up 1.7% in February over one year ago, based upon 0.5% more cows producing 1.2% more milk per cow than a year ago.

In Missouri, milk production was down 4.3% from year ago levels on 6,000 fewer cows producing exactly the same milk production per cow as last year this month.

Western growth states continued to lead production, with New Mexico producing 8.1% more milk than last year at this time, Idaho 5.8% more and California 4.7% more.

February Milk Production

  February 2002 Milk Cows February 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year February 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow February 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year February 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) February 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,109,000 9,154,000 0.5% 1,452 1,470 1.2% 13,229 13,456 1.7%
Top 20 States 7,744,000 7,810,000 0.9% 1,472 1,485 0.9% 11,401 11,596 1.7%
Missouri 139,000 133,000 -4.3% 1,150 1,150 0.0% 160 153 -4.4%
Kentucky 123,000 120,000 -2.4% 1,100 1,040 -5.5% 135 125 -7.4%
Iowa 208,000 204,000 -1.9% 1,430 1,480 3.5% 297 302 1.7%
Idaho 381,000 393,000 3.1% 1,590 1,630 2.5% 606 641 5.8%
California 1,626,000 1,686,000 3.7% 1,620 1,635 0.9% 2,634 2,757 4.7%
New Mexico 290,000 313,000 7.9% 1,610 1,615 0.3% 467 505 8.1%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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