Wisconsin’s dairy cows continue to pump out more milk, while the rest of the country makes less.
New government figures show that the Badger State raised its milk production by four-point-seven percent in October, compared to the same month a year ago – while the national milk output dropped by one-tenth-of-a-percent. It was the second month in a row that U-S milk production fell, although the decline was a half-percent smaller than in September. It could be a sign that the effects of the drought and the summer heat wave have run their course. Wisconsin made two-point-two-seven billion pounds of milk in October. That’s second to California – but the Golden State saw its output drop by three-and-a-half percent, with three-point-three billion pounds produced last month. Wisconsin added seven-thousand cows to its herd – about five-thousand more than California. Production per cow increased by 70 pounds in Wisconsin, while it dropped by about the same amount in the Golden State.