Milk Production Edges Downward

7/21/11 – Wisconsin dairy farmers made less milk in June, while farmers nationally made more. Officials said Wisconsin’s milk production dropped one-point-six-percent from a year ago, to around two-point-two billion pounds. The nation’s total milk output rose one-point-one percent in June, to over 16-and-a-half billion pounds. Production in the 23 major dairy states rose one-point-four percent. And California, the nation’s top milk producer, jacked up its output by three-point-four-percent. Wisconsin remains the nation’s number-two milk-maker. The Badger State added four-thousand cows to its herd – but the production per cow slipped by about 35 pounds, to 17-hundred-45.