Wisconsin's milk production narrows the gap to CaliforniaWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin’s milk production continues to narrow the gap with first-place California.
Wisconsin’s milk production continues to narrow the gap with first-place California.
The Badger State’s dairy cows made 6.3 percent more milk last month than a year ago – while California’s output kept going down another seven-tenths-of-one-percent. Wisconsin made just over two-point-two billion pounds of milk with about one-and-a-quarter million cows – four-thousand more than last March. And the average production per cow rose by 100 pounds to an average of 17-hundred-75.
California made just under three-and-a-half billion pounds of milk in March with 63-thousand fewer cows than a year ago. But the Golden State still has about a half-million more cows than Wisconsin – and its average milk per cow is a little bigger. It’s about 1,980, up 55 pounds from the year before.
Nationally, milk production totaled almost 17-billion pounds last month, up six-tenths-of-one-percent from the previous year. Wisconsin’s rate of increase was more than 10 times the national average.