Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 3
March 2006

February 2006 compared to
February 2005
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
5.5%
5.9%
4.2%
Milk
Cows
1.0%
1.5%
2.7%
Milk Per
Cow
4.5%
4.3%
7.3%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 5.5% in February 2006 compared to February 2005, based upon 1.0% more cows and 4.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 5.9% in February 2006 compared to February 2005, based upon 1.5% more cows and a 4.3% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was up 4.2% in February 2006 compared to February 2005, based upon 2.7% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 7.3%.


February Milk Production
 03/21/06
February 2005 Milk Cows
February 2006 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
February 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
February 2006 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
February 2005 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
February 2006
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
8,996,000
9,088,000
1.0
1,504
1,571
4.5
13,530
14,275
5.5
Top 23 States
8,084,000
8,205,000
1.5
1,522
1,588
4.3
12,301
13,029
5.9
Missouri
117,000
114,000
-2.7
1,230
1,320
7.3
144
150
4.2
Kentucky
110,000
101,000
-8.2
1,000
1,050
5.0
110
106
-3.6
Iowa
190,000
200,000
5.3
1,615
1,630
0.9
307
326
6.2
Idaho
437,000
473,000
8.2
1,680
1,680
0.0
734
795
8.3
California
1,742,000
1,781,000
2.2
1,635
1,705
4.3
2,848
3,037
6.6
New Mexico
320,000
344,000
7.5
1,560
1,700
9.0
499
585
17.2
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production


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