Iowa Milk Production Up 2 Percent YOY

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Source: Iowa State University

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.

Milk production in the 24 major States during July totaled 18.3 billion pounds, down 0.6 percent from July 2022. June revised production, at 18.1 billion pounds, was up 0.4 percent from June 2022. The June revision represented an increase of 37 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 2,047 pounds for July, 13 pounds below July 2022.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major States was 8.92 million head, unchanged from July 2022, but 7,000 head less than June 2023.

Milk production in the United States during July totaled 19.1 billion pounds, down 0.5 percent from July 2022.

Production per cow in the United States averaged 2,029 pounds for July, 9 pounds below July 2022.

The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 13,000 head less than July 2022, and 3,000 head less than June 2023.

The complete report can be found on the USDA NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications