Milk production in Iowa during September 2020 totaled 439 million pounds, up 3% from the previous September according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during September, at 219,000 head, was 1,000 more than last month and 2,000 more than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,005 pounds, up 35 pounds from last September.
Milk production in the 24 major States during September totaled 17.2 billion pounds, up 2.4% from September 2019. August revised production, at 17.8 billion pounds, was up 1.9% from August 2019. The August revision represented an increase of 1 million pounds or less than 0.1% from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,944 pounds for September, 36 pounds above September 2019.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.85 million head, 46,000 head more than September 2019, and 6,000 head more than August 2020.
Milk production in the United States during the July – September quarter totaled 55.3 billion pounds, up 2.0% from the July – September quarter last year.
The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.36 million head, 1,000 head less than the April – June quarter, but 39,000 head more than the same period last year.