Wisconsin Milk Output Rises, But Slower Than Nation

5/22/17 – Wisconsin’s year to year milk production has grown for the second straight month, but not nearly as much as the national average. The U-S-D-A says the Badger State had a six-tenths-of-one-percent increase in April, compared to the same month last year — but that’s smaller than the two-percent hike in the 23 major dairy states. Wisconsin made two-billion, 528-million pounds of milk last month, still second highest behind top producing California which reported a one-point-one-percent decrease.  Wisconsin had a slightly higher number of dairy cows than the year before, with one-million-280-thousand head producing an average of 19-hundred-75 pounds each. That’s ten pounds more than in April of last year.