Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 3, Number 9
September 2003

Milk Production

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 1.0% in August 2003 compared to August 2002, based upon 0.9% fewer cows and -0.1% less milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.8% in August 2003 compared to August 2002, based upon 0.3% fewer cows and a 0.4% decrease in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 2.7% in August 2003 compared to August 2002 based upon 5.9% fewer cows, (a drop of 8,000 cows), and an increase in milk production per cow of 3.2%.

August Milk Production
  Aug 2002 Milk Cows Aug 2003 Milk Cows % Change from last Year Aug 2002 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Aug 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Aug 2002 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) Aug 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,157,000 9,075,000 -0.9% 1,543 1,542 0.1% 14,128 13,989 -1.0%
 
Top 20 States 7,785,000 7,759,000 -0.3% 1,570 1,563 -0.4% 12,223 12,127 -0.8%
 
Missouri 136,000 128,000 -5.9% 1,090 1,125 3.2% 148 144 -2.7%
 
Kentucky 122,000 113,000 -7.4% 1,025 1,000 -2.4% 125 113 -9.6%
Iowa 210,000 200,000 -4.8% 1,480 1,530 3.4% 311 306 -1.6%
 
Idaho 395,000 410,000 3.8% 1,830 1,870 2.2% 723 767 6.1%
California 1,651,000 1,696,000 2.7% 1,810 1,740 -3.9% 2,988 2,951 -1.2%
New Mexico 305,000 317,000 3.9% 1,765 1,750 -0.8% 538 555 3.2%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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