Wisconsin cows produced more milk per cow than California cows in June and July, topping records that go back to June of 1958, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.
USDA estimates Wisconsin cows produced 1,915 pounds each in June, five pounds more than California cows. In July, Wisconsin cows out-did their California herd mates by 40 lb.
In some months last year, California cows were still out-producing Wisconsin cows by 300 lb. per month, or 10 lb. per cow per day.
But lower milk prices and high feed costs mean California producers have had to cut back on premium feeds. The result: Less milk per cow.