Iowa Milk Production Up 2 Percent In April

Milk production in Iowa during April 2020 totaled 449 million pounds, up 2% from the previous April according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during April, at 219,000 head, was the same as both last month and last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,050 pounds, up 30 pounds from last April.

Milk production in the 24 major States during April totaled 17.8 billion pounds, up 1.6% from April 2019. March revised production, at 18.5 billion pounds, was up 3.0 percent from March 2019. The March revision represented an increase of 115 million pounds or 0.6 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,013 pounds for April, 17 pounds above April 2019.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.85 million head, 65,000 head more than April 2019, but 4,000 head less than March 2020.

Milk production in the United States during April totaled 18.7 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from April 2019.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,993 pounds for April, 18 pounds above April 2019.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.38 million head, 49,000 head more than April 2019, but 4,000 head less than March 2020

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