Milk production in Wisconsin during January 2019 totaled 2.62 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the previous January, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service –Milk Production report.
The average number of milk cows during January, at 1.27 million head, was down 1,000 from last month and down 5,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,065 pounds, up 65 pounds from last January.
Milk production in the 23 major dairy producing states for January was up 1.3% from January 2018.
December revised production, at 17.1 billion pounds, was up 0.8 percent from December 2017. The December revision represented an increase of 2 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 2,011 pounds for January, 38 pounds above January 2018. This is the highest production per cow for the month of January since the 23 State series began in 2003.
The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.72 million head, 52,000 head less than January 2018, but 2,000 head more than December 2018.