Milk production in Iowa during November 2021 totaled 451 million pounds, up 3 percent from the previous November according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during November, at 225,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 6,000 from November 2020. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,005 pounds, unchanged from last November.
Milk production in the 24 major States during November totaled 17.3 billion pounds, down 0.1 percent from
November 2020. October revised production, at 17.8 billion pounds, was up 0.4 percent from October 2020. The
October revision represented an increase of 110 million pounds or 0.6 percent from last month’s preliminary
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,941 pounds for November, 3 pounds above November
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.89 million head, 24,000 head less than November
2020, and 8,000 head less than October 2021.
Milk production in the United States during November totaled 18.0 billion pounds, down 0.4 percent from
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,922 pounds for November, 3 pounds above November 2020.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.39 million head, 47,000 head less than November
2020, and 10,000 head less than October 2021.