Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 6
June 2006

Milk Production

April 2006 compared to
April 2005
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
2.4%
2.8%
3.4%
Milk
Cows
1.1%
1.6%
2.5%
Milk Per
Cow
1.3%
1.3%
1.3%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 2.4% in May 2006 compared to May 2005, based upon 1.1% more cows and 1.3% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 2.8% in May 2006 compared to May 2005, based upon 1.6% more cows and a 1.3% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 3.4% in May 2006 compared to May 2005, based upon 2.5% fewer cows, and a decrease in milk production per cow of 1.3%.


May Milk Production
 06/16/06
May 2005 Milk Cows May 2006 Milk Cows % Change from last Year May 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow May 2006 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow % Change from Last Year May 2005 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.) May 2006 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.) % Change from Last Year
USA 9,042,000 9,145,000 1.1% 1,735 1,757 1.3% 15,697 16,068 2.4%
Top 23 States 8,131,000 8,259,000 1.6% 1,760 1,782 1.3% 14,311 14,714 2.8%
Missouri 119,000 116,000 -2.5% 1,490 1,470 -1.3% 177 171 -3.4%
Kansas 112,000 113,000 0.9% 1,815 1,870 3.0% 203 211 3.9%
Kentucky 107,000 99,000 -7.5% 1,195 1,260 5.4% 128 125 -2.3%
Iowa 193,000 200,000 3.6% 1,845 1,790 -3.0% 356 358 0.6%
Idaho 445,000 485,000 9.0% 1,930 1,930 0.0% 859 936 9.0%
California 1,751,000 1,785,000 1.9% 1,880 1,890 0.5% 3,292 3,374 2.5%
New Mexico 323,000 356,000 10.2% 1,880 1,980 5.3% 607 705 16.1%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production





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