Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 5
May 2003

Milk Production - finally some slackening!

Milk production in the U.S. was only up 0.6% in April 2003 over April 2002, based upon 0.1% more cows and 0.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was up 0.8% in April 2003 over April 2002, based upon 0.5% more cows and 0.8% more milk per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 6.0% in April 2003 compared to April 2002 based upon 5.8% fewer cows, (a drop of 8,000 cows), and flat milk production per cow.

April Milk Production
  April 2002 Milk Cows April 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year April 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow April 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year April 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) April 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,132,000 9,140,000 0.1% 1,597 1,605 0.5% 14,580 14,668 0.6%
 
Top 20 States 7,758,000 7,800,000 0.5% 1621 1625 0.2% 12,575 12,675 0.8%
 
Missouri 138,000 130,000 -5.8% 1,325 1,325 0.0% 183 172 -6.0%
 
Kentucky 123,000 120,000 -2.4% 1,240 1,130 -8.9% 153 136 -11.1%
Iowa 209,000 203,000 -2.9% 1,585 1,610 1.6% 331 327 -1.2%
 
Idaho 382,000 395,000 -3.4% 1,740 1,800 3.4% 665 711 6.9%
California 1,635,000 1,695,000 3.7% 1,795 1,785 -0.6% 2,935 3,026 3.1%
New Mexico 295,000 315,000 6.8% 1,815 1,810 -0.3% 535 570 6.5%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/

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