Missouri Dairy Business Update Commercial Agriculture
Volume 4, Number 7
July 2004

June US Milk Production Down 0.4%
Cows Down 0.9% ~ Milk Per Cow Up 0.5%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be down 0.4% in June 2004 compared to June 2003, based upon 0.9% fewer cows and 0.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was down 0.2% in June 2004 compared to June 2004, based upon 0.6% fewer cows and a 0.4 % increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 2.5% in June 2004 compared to June 2003 based upon 4.6% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 2.5%.

The number of milk cows in Missouri has held steady at 124,000 since March 2004.

June Milk Production
  June 2003 Milk Cows June 2004 Milk Cows % Change from last Year June 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow June 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year June 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) June 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Pounds) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,097,000 9,012,000 -0.9% 1,575 1,583 0.5% 14,328 14,268 -0.4%
Top 20 States 7,785,000 7,741,000 -0.6% 1,596 1,603 0.4% 12,428 12,409 -0.2%
Missouri 130,000 124,000 -4.6% 1,220 1,250 2.5% 159 155 -2.5%
Kentucky 118,000 112,000 -5.1% 1,015 1,035 2.0% 120 116 -3.3%
Iowa 202,000 193,000 -4.5% 1,575 1,530 -2.9% 318 295 -7.2%
Idaho 407,000 422,000 3.7% 1,840 1,820 -1.1% 749 768 2.5%
California 1,684,000 1,725,000 2.4% 1,765 1,755 -0.6% 2,972 3,027 1.9%
New Mexico 315,000 328,000 4.1% 1,795 1,790 -0.3% 565 587 3.9%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/reports/nassr/dairy/pmp-bb/


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