Milk production in Utah was down 3 percent during 1987, according to the Utah Agricultural Statistics Service.

A total 1.12 billion pounds of milk was produced during the year, down from 1.16 billion pounds in 1986.Production per cow, however, was up 3 percent. The average cow produced 15,149 pounds of milk, compared with 14,646 in 1986.

The number of milk cows in Utah averaged 74,000 during 1987, down 5,000 from the 79,000 in 1986.

Cash receipts from milk marketing during 1987 totaled $134.3 million, down slightly from $137.2 million in 1986. The average price per hundredweight of milk was up, $12.26 compared with $12.11 in 1986.