February Milk Production Up 2.4 Per Cent

US - February 2011 23 major dairy states milk production increased 2.8%. Production per cow was up by 24 pounds from one year ago.
calendar icon 19 April 2011
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Shane Ellis

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Milk cow numbers were 81,000 more than Feb 10 but the same as the previous month. Jan 11 milk production was revised down 21 million pounds or 0.1 per cent .

Iowa Dec 10 milk production was up 1.05 per cent compared to one year ago. Cow numbers were 5000 less compared to one year ago and milk production per cow was 55 pounds higher than one year ago. Cheese production in Iowa during Jan 11 was 20,939,000 pounds, up -1.7 per cent from Dec 10 and 4.3 per cent higher than one year ago.

NE Q4 2010 milk production was -4 per cent from the same quarter in 2009. The decline was due to a drop of 3000 cows. Q4 2010 milk per cow was only 16 pounds per month higher than the same time one year ago.

Only five of the 23 dairy states had less milk than one year ago. MO had the second largest decline in milk production, -2.7 per cent . The largest milk drop was IL at -3.2 per cent . MN, PA and UT were the other states that lost milk production, but all were below 1 per cent . FL saw a rise of 12.2 per cent in milk production; milk cow numbers and milk per cow both rose significantly.

Demand or Disappearance

Fluid milk demand is still lower than one year ago. 2010 fluid milk is -1.4 per cent and for the last quarter of 2010 was -1.3 per cent . Total fluid milk sales for Jan 11 Organic fluid milk demand rose by 11.7 per cent . Without this strong organic milk demand, conventional milk consumption would have declined by 2.1 per cent . YTD commercial disappearance of all dairy products is up 2.8 per cent . All categories of dairy products rose except fluid milk.

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