Iowa Milk Production Continues Trend Over 2017 Production

Milk production in Iowa during February 2018 totaled 402 million pounds, up two percent from the previous February according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.

The average number of milk cows during February, at 220,000 head, was unchanged from last month but 4,000 more than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,825 pounds, down 5 pounds from last February.

Milk production in the 23 major States during February totaled 15.9 billion pounds, up 1.8 percent from February 2017. January revised production, at 17.3 billion pounds, was up 1.8 percent from January 2017. The January revision represented an increase of 9 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,822 pounds for February, 23 pounds above February 2017.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.75 million head, 49,000 head more than February 2017, and 1,000 head more than January 2018.
Milk production in the United States during February totaled 17.0 billion pounds, up 1.8 percent from February 2017.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,807 pounds for February, 24 pounds above February 2017.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.41 million head, 45,000 head more than February 2017, and 1,000 head more than January 2018

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