Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 8
August 2003

Milk Production

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 0.3% in July 2003 compared to July 2002, based upon 0.8% fewer cows and 1.2% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was up 0.6% in July 2003 compared to July 2002, based upon 0.2% fewer cows and a 0.8% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 1.3% in July 2003 compared to July 2002 based upon 5.8% fewer cows, (a drop of 8,000 cows), and and increase in milk production per cow of 4.5%.

July Milk Production
  July 2002 Milk Cows July 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year July 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow July 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year July 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) July 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,158,000 9,087,000 -0.8% 1,550 1,568 1.2% 14,196 14,245 0.3%
 
Top 20 States 7,781,000 7,766,000 -0.2% 1,578 1,590 0.8% 12,281 12,350 0.6%
 
Missouri 137,000 129,000 -5.8% 1,120 1,170 4.5% 153 151 -1.3%
 
Kentucky 123,000 115,000 -6.5% 1,035 1,005 -2.9% 127 116 -8.7%
Iowa 210,000 200,000 -4.8% 1,495 1,560 4.3% 314 312 -0.6%
 
Idaho 392,000 408,000 4.1% 1,810 1,880 3.9% 710 767 8.0%
California 1,647,000 1,693,000 2.8% 1,810 1,750 -3.3% 2,981 2,963 -0.6%
New Mexico 303,000 316,000 4.3% 1,810 1,795 -0.8% 548 567 3.5%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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