All that and more is available in the latest addition of Dairy Data Highlights from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). The handy, pocket-size booklet includes 53 tables and 19 graphs filled with national and state milk and dairy production data from the mid-1970s through 2012.
Dairy Data Highlights has been published annually by NMPF for more than 60 years. A must for anyone involved in milk production, it is available to NMPF member cooperatives and associate members for $7.50 a copy, or $5 for orders of more than 10 copies. For non-members, the cost is $10 for single copies or $7.50 for bulk orders. An order form is available at the web site www.nmpf.org/publications.
All aspects of milk and dairy products production are covered, as well as producer, wholesale and retail milk and dairy product prices; federal milk marketing orders; sales and consumption data for milk and dairy products, and comparative information for U.S. dairy imports and exports. Specific tables include:
• National milk production data going back to 1925;
• Cow numbers, farms and herd size data going back to 1950;
• Milk production and prices, production- per-cow, cow numbers and dairy farms by state, with comparative data from the 1980s and 1990s;
• The ratio of feed prices to milk prices by month;
• The share of commercial sales by product, including milk, butter, cheese and nonfat dry milk;
• Annual production and per-capita consumption of key cheese, butter and frozen products from 1975;
• Annual exports of milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and nonfat dry milk by region and country;
• A short glossary of dairy industry terms and useful conversion factors for milk and dairy products.