UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Luxurious mink coats still have Wisconsin written all over them.
Federal officials said the Badger State made one of every three mink pelts produced in the U-S last year, with just over 1.1-million. That's 8-percent more than in 2011, the last year in which production figures were available.
Utah was second in mink production with 855,000 pelts -- more than a quarter-million fewer than Wisconsin.
Nationally, mink production rose 15-percent over the previous two years.
The U-S-D-A said the average pelt was valued at just over $56. Two-thirds of the Wisconsin pelts were black. 10-percent were blue iris, 9-percent mahogany, and 8-percent white.