Wisconsin dairy production is breaking records

Fifth straight month of record breaking production

Dairy producers in Wisconsin saw a record month of production, and they’re on pace to set a new annual record.

The National Agriculture Statistics Service says the state produced about 2.3 billion pounds of milk in September. It was the fifth straight month of record milk production.

Experts credit the mild summer that kept the cows comfortable and gave them plenty to eat.

However, the record setting production may not mean lower prices.

“Our prices have been pretty steady and pretty high. Some of our export markets have been good for the dairy production, so we’re seeing some butter and cheeses being exported through the markets. We’ll see where that goes as we come into the winter months,” said UW Extension Agriculture Agent Steve Huntzicker,

The agriculture expert expects prices to come down some, but says supply and demand in the dairy industry changes often.