Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 3
March 2004

Milk Production

Milk production in the 20 major states during February totaled 11.8 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from February 2003. However, adjusting production for the additional day due to the leap year causes February milk production to be down 1.8 percent on a per day basis. January revised production, at 12.5 billion pounds, was down 1.0 percent from January 2003. The January revision represented a decrease of 11 million pounds from last month's preliminary production estimate.

Milk production in the U.S. was based upon 1.7% fewer cows than in February 2003.

Milk production in the top 20 states based upon 1.2% fewer cows than in February 2003.

In Missouri, milk production was based upon 6.8% fewer cows (9,000 head less) than in February 2003.

February Milk Production
  Feb 2003 Milk Cows Feb 2004 Milk Cows % Change from last Year Feb 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Feb 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Feb 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) Feb 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,145,000 8,994,000 -1.7% 1,470 1,513 2.9% 13,441 13,610 1.3%
 
Top 20 States 7,811,000 7,720,000 -1.2% 1,489 1,531 2.8% 11,628 11,822 1.7%
 
Missouri 133,000 124,000 -6.8% 1,150 1,185 3.0% 153 147 -3.9%
 
Kentucky 120,000 112,000 -6.7% 1,000 1,025 2.5% 120 115 -4.2%
Iowa 204,000 194,000 -4.9% 1,480 1,510 2.0% 302 293 -4.2%
 
Idaho 394,000 412,000 4.6% 1,650 1,700 3.0% 650 700 7.7%
California 1,676,000 1,705,000 1.7% 1,655 1,680 1.5% 2,774 2,864 3.2%
New Mexico 314,000 326,000 3.8% 1,605 1,660 3.4% 504 541 7.3%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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