Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 7
July 2003

Milk Production - Continuing to drop!

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 0.5% in June 2003 compared to June 2002, based upon 1.5% fewer cows and 0.3% less milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.1% in June 2003 compared to June 2002, based upon 0.1% fewer cows and level milk per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 0.6% in June 2003 compared to June 2002 based upon 5.1% fewer cows, (a drop of 7,000 cows), and and increase in milk production per cow of 4.3%.

June Milk Production
  June 2002 Milk Cows June 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year June 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow June 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year June 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) June 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,166,000 9,027,000 -1.5% 1,562 1,567 0.3% 14,317 14,250 -0.5%
 
Top 20 States 7,782,000 7,772,000 -0.1% 1,587 1,587 0.0% 12,348 12,333 -0.1%
 
Missouri 137,000 130,000 -5.1% 1,170 1,220 4.3% 160 159 -0.6%
 
Kentucky 123,000 118,000 -4.1% 1,080 1,015 -6.0% 133 120 -9.8%
Iowa 210,000 201,000 -4.3% 1,510 1,550 2.6% 317 312 -1.6%
 
Idaho 391,000 401,000 2.6% 1,770 1,830 3.4% 692 734 6.1%
California 1,645,000 1,691,000 2.8% 1,800 1,755 -2.5% 2,961 2,968 0.2%
New Mexico 298,000 315,000 5.7% 1,810 1,795 -0.8% 539 565 4.8%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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