Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 5, Number 9
September 2005

August 2005 compared to
August 2004
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
4.3%
4.6%
7.5%
Milk
Cows
0.5%
0.6%
5.0%
Milk Per
Cow
3.8%
4.0%
3.3%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 4.3% in August 2005 compared to August 2004, based upon 0.5% more cows and 3.8% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 4.6% in August 2005 compared to August 2004, based upon 0.6% more cows and a 4.0% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 7.5% in August 2005 compared to August 2004, based upon 5.0% fewer cows, and a decrease in milk production per cow of 3.3%.


August Milk Production
 09/16/05
August 2004 Milk Cows
August 2005 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
August 2004 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
August 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
August 2004 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
August 2005
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
9,029,000
9,074,000
0.5
1,574
1,634
3.8
14,215
14,830
4.3
Top 23 States
8,102,000
8,154,000
0.6
1,601
1,665
4.0
12,973
13,573
4.6
Missouri
121,000
115,000
-5.0
1,210
1,170
-3.3
146
135
-7.5
Kentucky
110,000
106,000
-3.6
1,045
1,030
-1.4
115
109
-5.2
Iowa
192,000
186,000
-3.1
1,640
1,680
2.4
315
312
-1.0
Idaho
431,000
466,000
8.1
1,850
1,940
4.9
797
904
13.4
California
1,733,000
1,763,000
1.7
1,775
1,790
0.8
3,076
3,156
2.6
New Mexico
327,000
331,000
1.2
1,740
1,825
4.9
569
604
6.2
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


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