Iowa Milk Production Down In August

Milk production in Iowa during August 2019 totaled 435 million pounds, down 1 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 216,000 head, was the same as last month but down 4,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,015 pounds, up 20 pounds from last August.

Milk production in the 24 major States during August totaled 17.4 billion pounds, up 0.4 percent from August 2018. July revised production, at 17.5 billion pounds, was up 0.4 percent from July 2018. The July revision represented an increase of 38 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,986 pounds for August, 18 pounds above August 2018.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.78 million head, 48,000 head less than August 2018, and 1,000 head less than July 2019.

Milk production in the United States during August totaled 18.3 billion pounds, up 0.2 percent from August 2018.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,962 pounds for August, 19 pounds above August 2018.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.32 million head, 71,000 head less than August 2018, and 2,000 head less than July 2019.

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