Missouri Dairy Business Update  
Volume 9, Number 1
January 2009

Milk Production

Dec. 2008 compared to
Dec. 2007
U.S.
Top 23 States
Missouri
Milk Production
1.4%
1.5%
3.8%
Milk Cows
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0.8%
1.1%
-0.9%
Milk Per Cow
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0.5%
0.5%
5.0%


December Milk Production
1-20-09
Dec 2007 Milk Cows
Dec 2008 Milk Cows
% Change from last Year
Dec 2007 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
Dec 2008 Monthly Lbs. Milk/Cow
% Change from Last Year
Dec 2007 Total Milk Production (Million Lbs.)
Dec 2008 Total Milk Production (Million Lbs.)
% Change from Last Year
U.S. 9,217,000 9,292,000 0.8 1,696 1,706 0.5 15,632 15,854 1.4
Top 23 States 8,389,000 8,479,000 1.1 1,718 1,726 0.5 14,414 14,633 1.5
Missouri 110,000 109,000 -0.9 1,210 1,270 5.0 133 138 3.8
Kansas 109,000 121,000 11.0 1,650 1,785 8.2 180 216 20.0
Kentucky 90,000 87,000 -3.3 1,145 1,180 3.1 103 103 0.0
Iowa 215,000 215,000 0.0 1,665 1,690 1.5 358 363 1.4
Colorado 120,000 130,000 8.3 1,965 1,940 -1.3 236 252 6.8
Texas 355,000 393,000 10.7 1,825 1,875 2.7 648 737 13.7
Idaho 530,000 554,000 4.5 1,870 1,820 -2.7 991 1,008 1.7
California 1,835,000 1,844,000 0.5 1,885 1,860 -1.3 3,459 3,430 -0.8
New Mexico 339,000 334,000 -1.5 1,835 1,975 7.6 622 660 6.1
Source: USDA, NASS, Milk Production





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