WWIS Header
Log in
updated 1:34 PM UTC, Feb 9, 2016

Cold Weather = Lower Milk Production

  • Written by Tony Hart
  • Published in News

(2/22/14) The brutal Wisconsin winter has been just as hard on dairy cows as on people -- and that's why the state's milk production took a sizable drop from a year ago.

The U-S-D-A said Wisconsin made two-point-three billion pounds of milk in January -- down two-point-nine percent from the same month a year ago. The Farm Journal's Ag Web said the cold weather is forcing cows to eat more dry matter just to maintain their body conditions, much less their milk-producing abilities. Some handlers reportedly had a five-percent decline for January.

-1°F

Black River Falls

Fair

Humidity: 76%

Wind: 3 mph

  • 9 Feb 2016 13°F -5°F
  • 10 Feb 2016 13°F -6°F