Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 1
January 2005

Dec. 2004 compared to
Dec . 2003
U.S.
Top 20 States
Missouri
Milk Production
0.7
1.0
2.6
Milk
Cows
0.2
0.6
4.0
Milk Per
Cow
0.4
0.4
1.6

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 0.7% in December 2004 compared to December 2003, based upon 0.2% more cows and 0.4% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 20 states was up 1.0% in December 2004 compared to December 2003, based upon 0.6% more cows and a 0.4% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 2.6% in December 2004 compared to December 2003 based upon 4.0% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 1.6%.


December Milk Production
 
Dec. 2003 Milk Cows
Dec. 2004 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
Dec. 2003 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
Dec. 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
Dec. 2003 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
Dec. 2004
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
8,994,000
9,011,000
0.2
1,575
1,582
0.4
14,164
14,257
0.7
Top 20 States
7,713,000
7,760,000
0.6
1,596
1,602
0.4
12,313
12,432
1.0
Missouri
124,000
119,000
-4.0
1,250
1,270
1.6
155
151
-2.6
Kentucky
112,000
110,000
-1.8
1,070
1,075
0.5
120
118
-1.7
Iowa
196,000
188,000
-4.1
1,580
1,590
0.6
310
299
-3.5
Idaho
412,000
435,000
5.6
1,800
1,780
-1.1
742
774
4.3
California
1,697,000
1,741,000
2.6
1,740
1,775
2.0
2,953
3,090
4.6
New Mexico
324,000
321,000
-0.9
1,730
1,650
-4.6
561
530
-5.5
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


[ Back to Missouri Dairy Business Update Index ]

AgEBB | Dairy Focus Team | Dairy Publications