Top dairy producing states in the U.S. based on number of milk cows from 2014 to 2017 (in 1,000s)*

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2014201520162017
California1,7811,7791,7691,755
Wisconsin1,2701,2751,2801,280
New York615616620621
Idaho565580587600
Pennsylvania531530530525
Minnesota460460460460
Texas440470455494
Michigan381403413425
New Mexico323323310325
Washington268277277275

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This statistic depicts the ten top dairy producing U.S. states by number of milk cows from 2014 to 2017. Over the past three years, California was ranked first with milk cows amounting to about 1.8 million. In 2016, the total number of milk cows in the U.S. amounted to about 8.69 million.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2014 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* As of January of each year. Including dry cows; excluding heifers not yet fresh.

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