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 – 627,000
  • Total milk production per year – 15.1 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 162 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 3,880

Delaware

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 45
  • Number of milk cows – 4,100
  • Total milk production per year – 74 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 205 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 20

Maryland

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 29
  • Number of milk cows – 43,000
  • Total milk production per year – 840 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 123 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 350

New Jersey

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 43
  • Number of milk cows – 5,000
  • Total milk production per year – 100 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 111 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 45

Pennsylvania

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 7
  • Number of milk cows – 490,000
  • Total milk production per year – 10.1 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 86 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 5,730

Virginia

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 24
  • Number of milk cows – 75,000
  • Total milk production per year – 1.5 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 149 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 505

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*Source: Progressive Dairy