Top dairy producing states in the U.S. based on number of milk cows from 2014 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

U.S.: top dairy states by number of milk cows 2014-2018 This statistic depicts the ten top dairy producing U.S. states by number of milk cows from 2014 to 2018. Over the past three years, California was ranked first with milk cows amounting to about 1.8 million. In 2017, the total number of milk cows in the U.S. amounted to about 9.39 million.
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20142015201620172018
California1,7811,7791,7691,7551,739
Wisconsin1,2701,2751,2801,2801,275
New York615616620621625
Idaho565580587600602
Pennsylvania531530530525525
Texas440470455494515
Minnesota460460460460455
Michigan381403413425428
New Mexico323323310325334
Washington268277277275275
20142015201620172018
California1,7811,7791,7691,7551,739
Wisconsin1,2701,2751,2801,2801,275
New York615616620621625
Idaho565580587600602
Pennsylvania531530530525525
Texas440470455494515
Minnesota460460460460455
Michigan381403413425428
New Mexico323323310325334
Washington268277277275275
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This statistic depicts the ten top dairy producing U.S. states by number of milk cows from 2014 to 2018. Over the past three years, California was ranked first with milk cows amounting to about 1.8 million. In 2017, the total number of milk cows in the U.S. amounted to about 9.39 million.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014 to 2018
Supplementary notes
* As of January of each year. Including dry cows; excluding heifers not yet fresh.

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