Milk production in Wisconsin during December 2019 totaled 2.5 billion pounds, down 1 percent from December of 2018, according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service milk production report.
The average number of milk cows during December, at 1.26 million head, was down 2,000 from November and down 8,000 from the same time last year. The monthly production per cow averaged 2,015 pounds, down 10 pounds from December of 2018.
Wisconsin’s 2.5 billion pounds of milk produced during December was second to California’s 3.4 billion pounds.
Milk production in the 24 major States during December totaled 17.4 billion pounds, up 0.9 percent from December 2018. November revised production, at 16.7 billion pounds, was up 0.9 percent from November 2018.
The November revision represented an increase of 4 million pounds or less than 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.
Production per cow in the 24 major States averaged 1,978 pounds for December, 14 pounds more than December 2018. The number of milk cows on farms in the 24 major states was 8.81 million head, 16,000 head more than December 2018, but unchanged from November 2019.