By Paul Schmitt
Dairy farmers in Door and Kewaunee County are optimistic that milk prices will continue the upward trend that began last year. Milk prices that fell as low as $15 per hundred-weight the past two years have bounced back nicely, according to Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farms in Brussels and a member of the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Ag Advisory Board.
Wautier says dairy farmers will likely wait for stability in milk prices before investing in new equipment on the farm. The USDA lowered its milk production forecast for 2017 as slower growth in cow numbers more than offsets slightly higher growth in milk per cow, according to dairy foods.com.