The mild weather conditions in August brought about an increase in Wisconsin milk production. According to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report, milk production in Wisconsin during August 2017 reached 2.59 billion pounds, an increase of 2.1 percent from August of the previous year.
The milk was produced by approximately 1.28 million head of Wisconsin dairy cows. The number of milk cows producing in Wisconsin was unchanged from the average number of milk cows recorded in July and last August.
The report also showed that these beautiful bovines produced on average 2,025 pounds or 174 gallons of milk per cow in August. This is an increase of 35 pounds per cow from August 2016.
The United States total milk production also reported an increase in August. In fact the U.S. milk production is August totaled 18.1 billion pounds, this was an increase of 2 percent from August 2016.
The number of milk cows on farms in the United States producing the milk totaled 9.41 million head. This was an increase of 71,000 milking cows in the United States compared to August 2016.
On average, in August the production per milk cow in the United States averaged 1,919 pounds or 165 gallons of milk. This production rate per milk cow was found to be 24 pound above the average from the previous year. Overall, the United States fared well in milk production for the month of August.