Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 5
May 2006

Milk Production

April 2006 compared to
April 2005
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
3.2%
3.7%
2.4%
Milk
Cows
1.1%
1.5%
2.5%
Milk Per
Cow
2.2%
2.2%
4.9%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 3.2% in April 2006 compared to April 2005, based upon 1.1% more cows and 2.2% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 3.7% in April 2006 compared to April 2005, based upon 1.5% more cows and a 2.2% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was up 2.4% in April 2006 compared to April 2005, based upon 2.5% fewer cows, and an increase in milk production per cow of 4.9%.


April Milk Production
 05/17/06
April 2005 Milk Cows
April 2006 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
April 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
April 2006 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
April 2005 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
April 2006
Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA
9,030,000
9,125,000
1.1%
1,666
1,702
2.2%
15,047
15,530
3.2%
Top 23 States
8,117,000
8,241,000
1.5%
1,690
1,727
2.2%
13,717
14,230
3.7%
Missouri
119,000
116,000
-2.5%
1,430
1,500
4.9%
170
174
2.4%
Kansas
111,000
112,000
0.9%
1,755
1,810
3.1%
195
203
4.1%
Kentucky
107,000
99,000
-7.5%
1,150
1,280
11.3%
123
127
3.3%
Iowa
192,000
200,000
4.2%
1,775
1,765
-0.6%
341
353
3.5%
Idaho
443,000
478,000
7.9%
1,850
1,850
0.0%
820
884
7.8%
California
1,747,000
1,788,000
2.3%
1,825
1,850
1.4%
3,188
3,308
3.8%
New Mexico
323,000
349,000
8.0%
1,780
1,875
5.3%
575
654
13.7%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production





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