State's milk production jumps 8.2 percentWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin’s milk production jumped by 8.2 percent in February, compared to the same month a year ago which was a day shorter.
Wisconsin’s milk production jumped by 8.2 percent in February, compared to the same month a year ago which was a day shorter.
Dairy cows in the Badger State pumped out almost 2.2 billion pounds of milk last month. The increase was larger than the national hike of eight-percent. But it was a tad smaller than the 8.3 percent increase in the 23 major dairy states. And Wisconsin’s increase was only about three-fourths of California’s hike of 10.6 percent. The Golden State remains the nation’s top milk producer, as it made 3.5 billion pounds in February.
Nationally, just over 16-and-a-quarter billion pounds were made. And with an adjustment for the extra day, the national milk out-put for February was almost 15-and-three-quarter billion pounds.