Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 5
May 2004

Milk Production - Cows down, milk per cow up

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 1.2% in April 2004 compared to April 2003, based upon 1.5% fewer cows and 0.3% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.9% in April 2004 compared to April 2003, based upon 1.0% fewer cows and a 0.2% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 1.2% in April 2004 compared to April 2003 based upon 4.6% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 3.4%.

April Milk Production
  April 2003 Milk Cows April 2004 Milk Cows % Change from last Year Apr 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow Apr 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year Apr 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) Apr 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA
9,125,000
8,989,000
-1.5%
1,604
1,609
0.3%
14,634
14,465
-1.2%
Top 20 States
7,800,000
7,719,000
-1.0%
1,627
1,630
0.2
12,693
12,584
-0.9%
Missouri
130,000
124,000
-4.6%
1,325
1,370
3.4%
172
170
-1.2%
Kentucky
120,000
110,000
-8.3%
1,140
1,190
4.4%
137
131
-4.4%
Iowa
203,000
194,000
-4.4%
1,610
1,580
-1.9%
327
307
-6.1%
Idaho
397,000
414,000
4.3%
1,800
1,760
-2.2%
715
729
2.0%
California
1,685,000
1,714,000
1.7%
1,800
1,790
-0.6%
3,033
3,068
1.2%
New Mexico
315,000
327,000
3.8%
1,810
1,735
-4.1%
570
567
-0.5%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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