Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 6
June 2003

Milk Production - Dropping for the first time since October 2001!

Milk production in the U.S. was down 0.5% in May 2003 compared to May 2003, based upon 0.3% fewer cows and 0.1% less milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.4% in May 2003 compared to May 2002, based upon 0.2% fewer cows and 0.5% less milk per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 2.8% in May 2003 compared to May 2002 based upon 5.1% fewer cows, (a drop of 7,000 cows), and and increase in milk production per cow of 2.3%. A nice cool May helped!

May Milk Production
  May 2002 Milk Cows May 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year May 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow May 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year May 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) May 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,149,000 9,123,000 -0.3% 1,652 1,650 -0.1% 15,118 15,048 -0.5%
 
Top 20 States 7,769,000 7,786,000 0.2% 1,678 1,669 -0.5% 13,039 12,992 -0.4%
 
Missouri 137,000 130,000 -5.1% 1,315 1,345 2.3% 180 175 -2.8%
 
Kentucky 123,000 120,000 -2.4% 1,230 1,145 -6.9% 151 137 -9.3%
Iowa 209,000 203,000 -2.9% 1,630 1,640 0.6% 341 333 -2.3%
 
Idaho 387,000 398,000 2.8% 1,820 1,870 2.7% 704 744 5.7%
California 1,639,000 1,693,000 3.3% 1,875 1,820 -2.9% 3.073 3,081 0.3%
New Mexico 296,000 315,000 6.4% 1,910 1,890 -1.0% 565 595 5.3%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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