Milk production in Iowa during November 2017 totaled 425 million pounds, up 3.7 percent from the previous
November according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The
average number of milk cows during November, at 219,000 head, was the same as last month and 4,000 more
than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,940 pounds, up 35 pounds from last November.
Milk production in the 23 major States during November totaled 16.2 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from November 2016. October revised production, at 16.7 billion pounds, was up 1.3 percent from October 2016. The October revision represented a decrease of 27 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,861 pounds for November, 9 pounds above November 2016. This is the highest production per cow for the month of November since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.73 million head, 57,000 head more than November 2016, but unchanged from October 2017.
Milk production in the United States during November totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 1.0 percent from November 2016.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,839 pounds for November, 9 pounds above November 2016.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 53,000 head more than November 2016, but unchanged from October 2017.
The complete report can be found at: November Report