WWIS Header
Log in
updated 8:28 PM UTC, Oct 18, 2017

State Mink Production Down, But Not As Much As Nationally

  • Written by Wheeler News
  • Published in News

(Madison, WI) -- Mink coats are no longer politically correct in many circles, but Wisconsin remains the national leader in the production of mink pelts.

The state Ag Statistics Service says almost one-point-two million mink pelts were made in Wisconsin last year, and Utah was second with 768-thousand. Wisconsin's mink output dropped nine-percent during 2016, but the national decrease was even larger at ten-percent. Wisconsin produces 36-percent of the nation's mink, which has a total nationwide value of 116-million dollars -- two-percent less than the previous year.

71°F

Black River Falls

Partly Cloudy

Humidity: 44%

Wind: 22 mph

  • 18 Oct 2017 71°F 48°F
  • 19 Oct 2017 67°F 42°F