Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 4, Number 11
November 2004

Milk Production

Oct. 2004 compared to
Oct. 2003
U.S.
Top 20 States
Missouri
Milk Production
1.2%
1.3%
2.0%
Milk
Cows
0.04%
0.3%
4.8%
Milk Per
Cow
1.2%
1.0%
2.5%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 1.2% in October 2004 compared to October 2003, based upon 0.04% more cows and 1.2% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was up 1.3% in October 2004 compared to October 2003, based upon 0.3% more cows and a 1.0% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 2.0% in October 2004 compared to October 2003 based upon 4.8% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 2.5%.


October Milk Production
 
Oct. 2003 Milk Cows
Oct. 2004 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
Oct. 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
Oct. 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
Oct. 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
Oct. 2004
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
9,034,000
9,038,000
0.04
1,538
1,556
1.2
13,898
14,067
1.2
Top 20 States
7,743,000
7,769,000
0.3
1,561
1,576
1.0
12,083
12,245
1.3
Missouri
126,000
120,000
-4.8
1,200
1,230
2.5
151
148
-2.0
Kentucky
111,000
109,000
-1.8
1,035
1,035
0.0
115
113
-1.7
Iowa
198,000
190,000
-4.0
1,540
1,540
0.0
305
293
-3.9
Idaho
412,000
433,000
5.1
1,820
1,800
-1.1
750
779
3.9
California
1,698,000
1,740,000
2.5
1,720
1,770
2.9
2,921
3,080
5.4
New Mexico
318,000
325,000
2.2
1,745
1,690
-3.2
555
549
-1.1
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


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