Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 8
August 2005

Heat Knocks Missouri's July Milk Production

July 2005 compared to
July 2004
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
3.9%
4.2%
5.3%
Milk
Cows
0.4%
0.6%
4.1%
Milk Per
Cow
3.5%
3.6%
1.6%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 3.9% in July 2005 compared to July 2004, based upon 0.4% more cows and 3.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 4.2% in July 2005 compared to July 2004, based upon 0.6% more cows and a 3.6% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 5.3% in July 2005 compared to July 2004, based upon 4.1% fewer cows, and a decrease in milk production per cow of 1.6%.


July Milk Production
 08/18/05
July 2004 Milk Cows
July 2005 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
July 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
July 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
July 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
July 2005
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
9,028,000
9,060,000
0.4
1,596
1,652
3.5
14,405
14,970
3.9
Top 23 States
8,096,000
8,144,000
0.6
1,623
1,682
3.6
13,143
13,698
4.2
Missouri
122,000
117,000
-4.1
1,240
1,220
-1.6
151
143
-5.3
Kentucky
111,000
106,000
-4.5
1,065
1,085
1.9
118
115
-2.5
Iowa
193,000
187,000
-3.1
1,660
1,700
2.4
320
318
-0.6
Idaho
427,000
459,000
7.5
1,860
1,960
5.4
794
900
13.4
California
1,729,000
1,760,000
1.8
1,780
1,775
0.3
3,078
3,124
1.5
New Mexico
328,000
328,000
0.0
1,770
1,845
4.2
581
605
4.1
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


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