April Milk Production Up In Iowa

Milk production in Iowa during April 2024 totaled 512 million pounds, up 4 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 243,000 head, was 1,000 above last month and up 4,000 from April 2023. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,105 pounds, up 40 pounds from last April.

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Iowa Milk Production Down 1 Percent YOY

Milk production in Iowa during January 2024 totaled 498 million pounds, down 1 percent from the previous January according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during January, at 239,000 head, was unchanged from last month but down 1,000 from January 2023. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,085 pounds, down 10 pounds from last January.

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2023 Average Milk Price Down From 2022

The weighted average statistical uniform price for the Central Order #32, which includes most of Iowa and the I-29 corridor, decreased this year to $18.27 per cwt., a 26.60 percent decrease from 2022’s $23.13 average. Since implementation of Federal Order reform in 2000, the annual statistical uniform price in the Central Order has ranged from a low of $11.24 in 2002 to an all-time high of $23.13 last year. The 2023 weighted average Producer Price Differential (PPD) of $1.18 per cwt. is $0.04 more than the 2022 average. Producer marketings in the Central Order averaged 1.338 billion pounds per month during 2023, for a total of 16.053 billion pounds. This total is up 2.65 percent from 2022 and is 14.16 percent less than the record 18.700 billion pounds marketed during 2002.

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Iowa December Milk Up 1 Percent

Milk production in Iowa during December 2023 totaled 500 million pounds, up 1 percent from the previous December according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during December, at 240,000 head, was 1,000 above last month and up 1,000 from December 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,085 pounds, up 20 pounds from last December.

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Iowa Milk Production Up Slightly In November

Milk production in Iowa during November 2023 totaled 480 million pounds, up slightly 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 239,000 head, was unchanged from last month and unchanged from November 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,010 pounds, up 10 pounds from last November.

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Iowa September Milk Production Up YOY

Milk production in Iowa during September 2023 totaled 480 million pounds, up 1 percent from the previous September according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during September, at 240,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 2,000 from September 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,000 pounds, unchanged from last September.

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Iowa Milk Production Up 2 Percent YOY

Milk production in Iowa during July 2023 totaled 502 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous July according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during July, at 240,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 4,000 from July 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,090 pounds, up 10 pounds from last July.

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WASDE Projects Lower Milk Prices In 23 & 24

From the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released on July 12, the milk production forecast for 2023 is unchanged from last month. The milk production forecast for
2024 is reduced from last month, based on lower dairy cow inventories and slower growth in milk per cow.
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