Milk production in Iowa during April 2021 totaled 463 million pounds, up 4% 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 227,000 head, was the same as last month but 8,000 more than April 2020. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,040 pounds, the same as last April.
Milk production in the 24 major States during April totaled 18.4 billion pounds, up 3.5% from April 2020. March revised production, at 18.9 billion pounds, was up 2.2% from March 2020. The March revision represented an increase of 30 million pounds or 0.2% from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,051 pounds for April, 42 pounds above April 2020.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.98 million head, 121,000 head more than April 2020, and 15,000 head more than March 2021.
Milk production in the United States during April totaled 19.3 billion pounds, up 3.3% from April 2020.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 2,033 pounds for April, 40 pounds above April 2020.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.49 million head, 113,000 head more than April 2020, and 16,000 head more than March 2021.