Wisconsin milk production up for October
Milk production in Wisconsin during October 2017 totaled 2.55 billion pounds, up 2 percent from the previous October, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.
The average number of milk cows in Wisconsin during October, at 1.28 million head, was the same as both last month and last year.
Monthly production per cow averaged 1,995 pounds, up 45 pounds from last October.
In the U.S. milk production major States during October totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from October 2016. September revised production, at 16.2 billion pounds, was up 1.1 percent from September 2016.
The September revision represented a decrease of 9 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month's preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,917 pounds for October, 13 pounds above October 2016. This is the highest production per cow for the month of October since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.74 million head, 67,000 head more than October 2016, but 1,000 head less than September 2017.
Milk production in the United States during October totaled 17.8 billion pounds, up 1.4 percent from October 2016.
Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,894 pounds for October, 12 pounds above October 2016.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.40 million head, 65,000 head more than October 2016, but 1,000 head less than September 2017.