Wisconsin Mink Production up 19 Percent Last Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.1 million mink pelts last year. That was up 19 percent from the previous year.

That was well above Utah, which was second in the U.S. with just under 700,000 pelts.

Two-thirds of Wisconsin's mink pelts were black. Another 13 percent were blue iris; 11 percent were mahogany; and white and sapphire accounted for 4 percent each.

National production increased 9 percent last year to 3.1 million pelts. The pelts were worth $292 million, a 25 percent increase from 2010.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus