Thursday, May 24, 2018
  Wisconsin's Cows More Productive Than California's in July  

For the first time in 57 years Wisconsin's milk production per cow has surpassed California. Early federal estimates show that the average Wisconsin cow made 1,955 pounds of milk in July, 40-pounds more than the Golden State. That was after a 7-pound advantage by Wisconsin in June, a first for the Badger State since June of 1958.


Mark Stephenson of the U-W Madison Center for Dairy Profitability says it's part of a general trend that's been going on for a while. He tells the State Journal that Wisconsin cows are eating a higher-quality feed due to some excellent growing seasons -- while California farmers have suffered through a drought the past four years.


However Stephenson says it's highly unlikely that Wisconsin will out-pace the Golden State in total milk production any time soon.


Source: WHBL
 

 


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