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Big July for State Dairy

8-21-12

Wisconsin’s milk production had a big increase in July, while the nation’s top producer – California – had a decrease of one-percent.

According to new government figures, Wisconsin’s dairy cows produced two-point-two-seven billion pounds of milk last month. That’s up a healthy four-point-four percent from the previous July. Nationally, milk production rose seven-tenths-of-one-percent – and of the 23 major dairy states, six reported declines. Pennsylvania, Texas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington joined California in seeking their milk output drop. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s total dairy herd grew by seven-thousand, to just over one-and-a-quarter million head. And the average production per cow increased by 65 pounds, to 17-hundred-85.

 

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