State's milk production rises in FebruaryWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin farmers made more milk in February than a year ago -- but not as much as the national average.
Wisconsin farmers made more milk in February than a year ago -- but not as much as the national average.
Milk production in the Badger State totaled just over two-billion pounds last month, a one-half-percent jump than the same time in 2009. The national increase was two-percent. And California -- the nation's top producer -- had a two-point-four percent hike in its milk output. Wisconsin's production per cow was unchanged from a year ago, at almost 1,600 pounds. The state also added about six-thousand cows, to just over one-and-a-quarter million.
New York and Idaho -- the nation's third-and-fourth-highest milk producers -- each had production jumps of over three-percent from a year ago.