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U.S. farm indicators

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This page contains data on milk production and farms indicators in the United States of America.

Milk production and number of dairy cows in the 50 states are recorded quarterly and organized by region (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, South Central, Southwest, Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii) according to the USDA classification. For some States it is possible to consult the monthly detail.

An overview of the milk production per cow (pounds) allows the monthly monitoring of productivity in many of the U.S. states.

Farm indicators are displayed both with reference to the five-year censuses and on an annual basis, with details by the number of dairy farms, total and per farm agricultural area.

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2021
MILK PRODUCTION (quarterly and monthly) 2022 - Tons
Regions and States Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Tot. 2022 ± on
2021 *
MIDWEST U.S. 8.727.207 -0,4% 8.990.293 +0,1% 8.957.180 +0,7%   26.674.680 +0,1%
SOUTHWEST U.S. 5.701.715 -0,9% 5.803.320 -0,8% 5.494.874 +1,4%   16.999.909 -0,1%
SOUTH CENTRAL U.S. 3.953.552 -1,3% 4.050.168 -0,3% 3.929.965 +3,1%   11.933.684 +0,4%
NORTHEAST U.S. 3.426.699 -1,8% 3.547.356 -1,0% 3.468.430 +0,4%   10.442.484 -0,8%
NORTHWEST U.S. 2.876.304 -1,0% 2.997.505 -1,2% 3.015.604 +1,0%   8.889.413 -0,4%
SOUTHEAST U.S. 853.670 -1,5% 849.134 -1,3% 761.136 -0,6%   2.463.939 -1,2%
OTHER STATES 590 -23,5% 590 0,0% 590 0,0%   1.769 -9,3%
National Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec Total
US 2022 25.539.735 26.238.365 25.627.778   77.405.879
Variation on 2021 -1,0% -0,5% +1,2%   -0,1%
US 2021 25.785.539 26.375.125 25.327.180 25.142.067 102.629.910
* % change from same period of previous year.
Other States includes Alaska and Hawaii.
Source: USDA
2021
MILK PRODUCTION / COW (monthly) 2022 - Pounds
Regions and States Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tot.
2022
± on
2021 *
MIDWEST U.S. 2.065 1.891 2.114 2.048 2.130 2.061 2.104 2.095 2.013 2.066     20.586 +0,6%
SOUTHWEST U.S. 2.059 1.928 2.166 2.102 2.132 2.013 2.029 1.994 1.891 1.983     20.298 -0,2%
SOUTH CENTRAL U.S. 2.169 1.962 2.213 2.143 2.195 2.089 2.112 2.103 2.037 2.111     21.135 +1,6%
NORTHEAST U.S. 1.964 1.800 2.024 1.980 2.054 1.970 1.999 1.982 1.907 1.953     19.634 +0,9%
NORTHWEST U.S. 2.041 1.865 2.090 2.046 2.129 2.074 2.144 2.121 2.042 2.063     20.614 +0,6%
SOUTHEAST U.S. 1.859 1.720 1.919 1.842 1.855 1.725 1.702 1.659 1.585 1.672     17.538 +1,0%
National Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tot. 2022
US 2022 2.058 1.891 2.122 2.061 2.123 2.036 2.070 2.052 1.970 2.030 - - 20.413,39
Variation on 2021 -0,8% +0,0% +0,4% -0,1% +0,5% +0,9% +1,3% +1,9% +1,3% +0,9% - - +0,6%
US 2021 2.074 1.890 2.112 2.062 2.114 2.018 2.044 2.014 1.945 2.012 1.946 2.031 24.262
* % change from same period of previous year.
Source: USDA
  = Min Production / Cow
  = Max Production / Cow
2021
NUMBER OF DAIRY COWS (quarterly and monthly) 2022
Regions and States Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec 2022 ± on 2021 *
MIDWEST U.S. 3.188.500 -2.500 3.197.000 -24.000 3.205.000 -12.000   3.205.000 -0,4% -12.000
SOUTHWEST U.S. 2.044.000 -5.000 2.048.000 -2.000 2.047.000 +4.000   2.047.000 +0,2% +4.000
SOUTH CENTRAL U.S. 1.421.500 -34.500 1.435.500 -22.000 1.436.500 +7.000   1.436.500 +0,5% +7.000
NORTHEAST U.S. 1.319.600 -18.800 1.319.600 -20.800 1.320.400 -17.300   1.320.400 -1,3% -17.300
NORTHWEST U.S. 1.060.500 -12.500 1.062.500 -12.000 1.057.500 -6.000   1.057.500 -0,6% -6.000
SOUTHEAST U.S. 349.000 -8.500 349.500 -9.000 346.000 -4.500   346.000 -1,3% -4.500
OTHER STATES 1.000 +200 1.000 +100 900 0   900 0,0% 0
National Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep Oct-Dec 2022
US 2022 9.384.100 9.413.100 9.413.300   9.413.300
Change n ° heads on previous quarter +2.700 +29.000 +200   +200
Change n ° heads on 2021 -81.600 -89.700 -28.800   -28.800
US 2021 9.465.700 9.502.800 9.442.100 9.381.400 9.381.400
* % change from same period of previous year.
Other States includes Alaska and Hawaii.

Source: USDA
FARMS (census)
Regions and States 2002 2007 2012 2017 ± on 2012
MIDWEST U.S. 711.311 718.095 684.354 653.095 -4,6% (-31259 az.ag.)
SOUTHWEST U.S. 105.196 116.501 120.026 111.439 -7,2% (-8587 az.ag.)