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Number of dairy farms in Denmark 2005-2019

In 2019, there were more than 33 thousand farms in Denmark in total. Many farms produced crops, but a large share had livestock. Especially meat, fur and dairy products are the main agricultural items exported from Denmark. Since 2005, the number of dairy farms in Denmark decreased. While there were nearly 6.3 thousand dairy farms in that year, the number declined to nearly three thousand farms in 2019.


The number of cows on farms fluctuated only slightly in recent years, although the number of dairy farms decreased. As of 2019, there were almost 646 thousand cows registered on farms in Denmark. Most of these were dairy cows, as the number amounted to approximately 567 thousand in this year.

 Arla Foods

Arla Foods amba produces and sells dairy products. It offers milk, milk-based products, cheese, yoghurt, butter etc. The Danish company sells its products primarily under the Arla, Lurpak, Castello and Puck brands. In 2018, Arla generated a revenue of roughly 1.1 billion euros in Denmark.

Number of dairy farms in Denmark in selected years from 2005 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2005 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Some values have been taken from previous publications.

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