State Milk Production Lags Behind National Growth Again

7/23/17 – Wisconsin milk production continues to lag — still ahead of last year but not by nearly as much as elsewhere. The U-S-D-A says the Badger State made two-billion-537-million pounds of milk in June, two-tenths-of-one-percent more than the same month last year. The 23 major dairy states reported an increase of one-point-seven-percent, and Texas had the largest jump with 15-percent. Wisconsin’s milk output has slowed since February, which along with May had the state’s first declines in almost three years — but Wisconsin still did better than top producing California, which had a two-point-one-percent drop in June to three-billion-290-million pounds. Wisconsin had the same number of cows as last June, with almost one-point-three million head — and each cow averaged five more pounds of milk since last June for a new total of 19-hundred-90.