Madison, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s mink production has dipped
slightly, but the state still leads the nation easily in that
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced
910,000 mink pelts in 2008, down about half a percent from
That’s well above Utah, which was second in the U.S. with about
550,000 pelts last year.
About one of every three mink pelts is produced in
Nationwide, 2.79 million pelts were produced, a 1 percent
decline over the previous year.
The price of pelts has dropped steeply over the last few years.
The average price in 2008 was $41.50. That’s a decrease of more
than 35 percent from 2007, when the average pelt was worth