Hope springs eternal after a long winter, and dairy experts are feeling optimistic that the dairy industry may be showing signs of recovery.
“The news that milk production has really slowed ought to help straighten things out and keep milk prices moving in the right direction,” said Cropp, adding that cows numbers had dropped significantly. “Nationally, we’re down 10,000 cows from February to March 2019.” According to the USDA report, U.S. milk production fell 0.4% in all 50 states and down 0.1% for the top 23 dairy states. During March, Wisconsin cows produced 2.62 billion pounds of milk, up less than 1 percent from last year. More >>