August Brought More Milk & Less Cows

Wisconsin milk production during August was up 1 percent from last August according to the latest milk production report from USDA. Production totaled 2.73 billion pounds.

The average number of milk cows during August, at 1.27 million head, was unchanged from July but down 6,000 from August 2021. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,145 pounds, up 35 pounds from last August.

Milk production in the 24 major milk producing states during August totaled 18.2 billion pounds, up 1.7 percent from August 2021. Production per cow averaged 2,041 pounds for August, 37 pounds above August 2021. The number of milk cows was 8.93 million head, 11,000 head less than August 2021, but 8,000 head more than July 2022.

Milk production in the U.S. during August totaled 19.0 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from August 2021.
Production per cow averaged 2,018 pounds for August, 34 pounds above August 2021. The number of milk cows was 9.43 million head, 11,000 head less than August 2021, but 8,000 head more than July 2022.