Milk production in Wisconsin during January totaled 2.71 billion pounds, up 2 percent from the previous
January, according to the latest milk production report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The average number of milk cows during January, at 1.27 million head, was unchanged from last month but down 3,000 from January 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,135 pounds, up 40 pounds from last January.
Taking a look at 24 major milk producing states, production totaled 18.5 billion pounds in January, up 1.5 percent from January 2022. Production per cow in those states was 8.93 million head, 51,000 head more than the same time last year, and 9,000 head more than December 2022.
The annual production of milk for the entire U.S. during 2022 was 226 billion pounds, 0.1 percent above 2021. Annual total milk production has increased 12.5 percent from 2013.
Production per cow in the U.S. averaged 24,087 pounds for 2022, 138 pounds above 2021. The average
annual rate of milk production per cow has increased 10.4 percent from 2013.
The average number of milk cows on farms in the U.S. during 2022 was 9.4 million head, down
0.5 percent from 2021. The average annual number of milk cows has increased 1.9 percent from 2013.
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