Milk production in Iowa during April 2022 totaled 469 million pounds, up 1 percent 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 229,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 1,000 from April 2021. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,050 pounds, up 10 pounds from last April.
Milk production in the 24 major States during April totaled 18.3 billion pounds, down 0.9 percent from April 2021. March revised production, at 18.8 billion pounds, was down 0.3 percent from March 2021. The March revision represented an increase of 23 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,054 pounds for April, 1 pound below April 2021.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.91 million head, 78,000 head less than April 2021, but unchanged from March 2022.
Milk production in the United States during April totaled 19.2 billion pounds, down 1.0 percent from April 2021.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 2,037 pounds for April, unchanged from April 2021.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 98,000 head less than April 2021, but unchanged from March 2022