Iowa Milk Production Up 3 Percent From August 2016

Milk production in Iowa during August 2017 totaled 434 million pounds, up 3 percent from the previous August according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service Milk Production report.

The average number of milk cows during August, at 217,000 head, was the same as last month and 3,000 more than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,000 pounds, up 30 pounds from last August.


Milk production in the 23 major state during August totaled 17.0 billion pounds, up 2.1 percent from August 2016. Production per cow averaged 1,948 pounds for August, 26 pounds above August 2016, whic is the highest per cow production for the month of August since the 23 state series began in 2003.

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