Despite weather challenges and feed expense, Wisconsin dairy producers continue to find a way to produce more milk. May was no exception.
The average number of milk cows in Wisconsin during May remained at 1.27 million head. Unchanged from April but down 1,000 from May 2021. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,165 pounds, up 20 pounds from last May.
Overall Wisconsin produced 2.76 billion pounds of milk, up about 1% from year ago figures.
Meanwhile, the 24 major dairy producing states as a whole (including Wisconsin) had May milk production down about 1% compared to 2021.
Florida and New Mexico were two states that witnessed double digit drops in May milk. On the other side of that coin, Georgia and South Dakota witnessed double digit gains.