Wisconsin milk production is back on the rise, after a 33-month streak of growth ended in February.
The U-S-D-A says Wisconsin made one-point-five-percent more milk in March than it did in the same month last year, with almost two-point-six-billion pounds. The state continued to have the same number of dairy cows at almost one-point-three million, despite a reduction in total herds. Each cow made an average of two-thousand-30 pounds of milk, 30 more pounds than in March of 2016. But Wisconsin's milk production increase was still three-tenths-of-one-percent smaller than the one-point-eight-percent jump in the nation's 23 major dairy states. In February, Wisconsin recorded a two-point-one-percent drop because the month had one fewer day than the previous February which was in a Leap Year.