Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 6, Number 8
August 2006

Milk Production

July 2006 compared to
July 2005
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
1.5%
1.5%
8.2%
Milk Cows
0.9%
1.3%
1.7%
Milk Per Cow
0.5%
0.2%
6.6%

Milk production in the U.S. was estimated to be up 1.5% in July 2006 compared to July 2005, based upon 0.9% more cows and 0.5% more milk production per cow.

Milk production in the top 23 states was up 1.5% in July 2006 compared to July 2005, based upon 1.3% more cows and a 0.2% increase in milk production per cow.

In Missouri, milk production was down 8.2% in July 2006 compared to July 2005, based upon 1.7% fewer cows, and a decrease in milk production per cow of 6.6%.


July Milk Production
8/18/2006
July 2005 Milk Cows
July 2006 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
July 2005 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
July 2006 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
July 2005 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
July 2006 Total Milk Production (Millions of Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
USA 9,053,000 9,134,000 0.9% 1,656 1,664 0.5% 14,978 15,200 1.5%
Top 23 States 8,151,000 8,258,000 1.3% 1,683 1,686 0.2% 13,715 13,919 1.5%
Missouri 117,000 115,000 -1.7% 1,360 1,270 -6.6% 159 146 -8.2%
Kansas 112,000 113,000 0.9% 1,730 1,750 1.6% 194 198 2.1%
Kentucky 107,000 98,000 -8.4% 1,105 1,090 -1.4% 118 107 -9.3%
Iowa 193,000 200,000 3.6% 1,725 1,685 -2.3% 333 337 1.2%
Idaho 451,000 489,000 8.4% 1,900 1,910 0.5% 857 934 9.0%
California 1,753,000 1,783,000 1.7% 1,815 1,800 -0.8% 3,182 3,209 0.8%
New Mexico 325,000 360,000 10.8% 1,840 1,875 1.9% 598 675 12.9%
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production





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