Milk production in Iowa during May 2023 totaled 510 million pounds, up 3 percent from the previous May according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during May, at 239,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 5,000 from May 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,135 pounds, up 10 pounds from last May.
Milk production in the 24 major States during May totaled 19.0 billion pounds, up 0.8 percent from May 2022. April revised production, at 18.4 billion pounds, was up 0.6 percent from April 2022. The April 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 2,126 pounds for May, 11 pounds above May 2022.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.95 million head, 24,000 head more than May 2022, but unchanged from April 2023.
Milk production in the United States during May totaled 19.9 billion pounds, up 0.6 percent from May 2022.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 2,108 pounds for May, 10 pounds above May 2022.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.43 million head, 13,000 head more than May 2022, but unchanged from April 2023.
The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.