Milk production in Iowa during June 2023 totaled 492 million pounds, up 3 percent from the previous June according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during June, at 240,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 6,000 from June 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,050 pounds, unchanged from last June.
Milk production in the 24 major States during June totaled 18.1 billion pounds, up 0.2 percent from June 2022. May revised production, at 19.0 billion pounds, was up 0.9 percent from May 2022. The May revision represented an increase of 16 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,028 pounds for June, 1 pound above June 2022.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.93 million head, 14,000 head more than June 2022, but 20,000 head less than May 2023.
Milk production in the United States during the April – June quarter totaled 58.0 billion pounds, up 0.3 percent from the April – June quarter last year.
The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.42 million head, 8,000 head less than the January – March quarter, but 8,000 head more than the same period last year.
The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications.