Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 2
February 2004

Milk Production

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 1.3% in January 2004 compared to January 2003, based upon 1.7% fewer cows and 0.4% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.9% in January 2004 compared to January 2003, based upon 1.2% fewer cows and a 0.3% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 4.8% in January 2004 compared to January 2003 based upon 6.7% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 2.0%.

January Milk Production
  Jan 2003 Milk Cows Jan 2004 Milk Cows % Change from last Year Jan 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Jan 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Jan 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) Ja 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,147,000 8,994,000 -1.7% 1,594 1,600 0.4% 14,584 14,388 -1.3%
 
Top 20 States 7,810,000 7,718,000 -1.2% 1,615 1,620 0.3% 12,616 12,502 -0.9%
 
Missouri 134,000 125,000 -6.7% 1,240 1,265 2.0% 166 158 -4.8%
 
Kentucky 120,000 112,000 -6.7% 1,115 1,090 -2.2% 134 122 -9.0%
Iowa 207,000 196,000 -5.3% 1,595 1,600 0.3% 330 314 -4.8%
 
Idaho 392,000 412,000 5.1% 1,800 1,800 0.0% 706 742 5.1%
California 1,672,000 1,702,000 1.8% 1,790 1,755 -2.0% 2,993 2,987 -0.2%
New Mexico 314,000 325,000 3.5% 1,720 1,760 2.3% 540 572 5.9%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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