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 – 3
  • Number of milk cows – 620,000
  • Total milk production per year – 14.8 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 133 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 4,650

Delaware

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 45
  • Number of milk cows – 5,000
  • Total milk production per year – 96 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 143 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 35

Maryland

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 29
  • Number of milk cows – 48,000
  • Total milk production per year – 956 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 114 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 420

New Jersey

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 44
  • Number of milk cows – 7,000
  • Total milk production per year – 122 million pounds
  • Average herd size – 117 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 60

Pennsylvania

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 6
  • Number of milk cows – 529,000
  • Total milk production per year – 10.8 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 80 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 6,650

Virginia

  • State ranking – total state milk production – 24
  • Number of milk cows – 90,000
  • Total milk production per year – 1.7 billion pounds
  • Average herd size – 146 cows
  • Number of dairy farms – 615

*Source: 2016 U.S. Dairy Statistics, Progressive Dairyman