Wisconsin milk production right at national averageWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin’s dairy cows worked at about the same pace as their national counterparts in March.
Wisconsin’s dairy cows worked at about the same pace as their national counterparts in March.
Milk production rose four-point-two-percent from a year ago in both Wisconsin and the nation as a whole. California, the nation’s top milk producer, had a larger increase of 6.2 percent. The Golden State made 3.8 billion pounds of milk last month, while the Badger State made just over two-and-a-third billion pounds. Wisconsin added three-thousand cows to its herd, while California added 25,000. Production per cow rose by about 70-pounds in Wisconsin to 1,845. But the average California cow pumped out 95 more pounds, or about 2,100.
Milk production totaled about 17.7 billion pounds nationally, and about 16-and-a-half billion in the 23 major dairy states.