Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 4, Number 10
October 2004

Sept. 2004 compared to
Sept . 2003
U.S.
Top 20 States
Missouri
Milk Production
1.1%
1.3%
0.7%
Milk
Cows
0.3%
0.1%
5.0%
Milk Per
Cow
1.4%
1.2%
5.5%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 1.1% in September 2004 compared to September 2003, based upon 0.3% fewer cows and 1.4% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was up 1.3% in September 2004 compared to September 2003, based upon 0.1% more cows and a 1.2% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was up 0.7% in September 2004 compared to September 2003 based upon 5.0% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 5.5%.


September Milk Production
 
Sept. 2003 Milk Cows
Sept. 2004 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
Sept. 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
Sept. 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
Sept. 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
Sept. 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
9,061,000
9,038,000
-0.3
1,486
1,507
1.4
13,468
13,621
1.1
Top 20 States
7,764,000
7,770,000
0.1
1,511
1,529
1.2
11,731
11,879
1.3
Missouri
127,000
121,000
-5.0
1,090
1,150
5.5
138
139
0.7
Kentucky
111,000
109,000
-2.0
975
1,000
2.6
108
109
0.9
Iowa
200,000
190,000
-5.0
1,490
1,480
-0.7
298
281
-5.7
Idaho
413,000
431,000
4.4
1,780
1,780
0.0
735
767
4.4
California
1,695,000
1,737,000
2.5
1,670
1,710
2.4
2,831
2,970
4.9
New Mexico
318,000
330,000
3.7
1,705
1,670
-2.1
542
551
1.7
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


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