Milk production in Iowa during June 2019 totaled 433 million pounds, down less than one percent from the previous June according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.
The average number of milk cows during June, at 217,000 head, was the same as last month but down 3,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,995 pounds, up 20 pounds from last June.
Milk production in the 24 major States during June totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 0.1 percent from June 2018. May revised production at 18.1 billion pounds, was down slightly from May 2018. The May revision represented an increase of 18 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,976 pounds for June, 15 pounds above June 2018.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.78 million head, 62,000 head less than June 2018, and 12,000 head less than May 2019.
Milk production in the United States during the April – June quarter totaled 55.8 billion pounds, down 0.1 percent from the April – June quarter last year.
The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.33 million head, 15,000 head less than the January – March quarter, and 89,000 head less than the same period last year.