Milk production in Iowa during October 2019 totaled 442 million pounds, down 1 percent from the previous October according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during October, at 217,000 head, was the same as last month but down 3,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,035 pounds, up 10 pounds from last October.
Milk production in the 24 major States during October totaled 17.3 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from October 2018. September revised production, at 16.8 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from September 2018. The September revision represented an increase of 7 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,964 pounds for October, 33 pounds above October 2018.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.81 million head, 1,000 head less than October 2018, but 5,000 head more than September 2019.
Milk production in the United States during October totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 1.3 percent from October 2018.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,941 pounds for October, 33 pounds above October 2018.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.33 million head, 40,000 head less than October 2018, but 5,000 head more than September 2019.