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updated 9:10 PM UTC, Dec 22, 2014

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.

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  • 22 Dec 2014 37°F 33°F
  • 23 Dec 2014 35°F 31°F