Iowa reported the fifth-largest increase in January milk production among the 23 states where USDA tracks milk production each month.
Cows produced 446 million pounds of milk in January. USDA reported Iowa’s dairy herd increased 5,000 head to 220,000 head in January, and milk per cow rose 25 pounds to 2,025 pounds.
Iowa milk production Jan 2018
The biggest milk production gains over a year ago were 10.4 percent in California, 8 percent in Utah, 5.8 percent in Texas, 5 percent in New Mexico and 3.7 percent in Iowa.
U.S. milk output in January increased 1.8 percent from a year ago to 17.293 billion pounds, according to the Milk Production report.