How much do you know about dairy farming in the North East region? Read statistics on milk production by state below to learn more.

New York

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 4
  • Number of milk cows – 623,000
  • Total milk production per year – 14.8 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 149 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 4,190

Delaware

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 45
  • Number of milk cows – 5,000
  • Total milk production per year – 92 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 192 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 25

Maryland

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 29
  • Number of milk cows – 45,000
  • Total milk production per year – 925 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 118 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 380

New Jersey

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 44
  • Number of milk cows – 6,000
  • Total milk production per year – 110 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 120 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 50

Pennsylvania

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 7
  • Number of milk cows – 519,000
  • Total milk production per year – 10.6 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 84 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 6,200

Virginia

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 24
  • Number of milk cows – 83,000
  • Total milk production per year – 1.6 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 147 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 565

*Source: 2018 U.S. Dairy Statistics, Progressive Dairyman