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

  • Jobs created by dairy – 183,000

  • Number of dairy plants – 122

  • Total economic impact of dairy – $39.6 billion

  • Total dairy exports – $376 million

Pennsylvania

  • State Ranking – total state milk production – 7
  • Number of milk cows490,000

  • Total milk production per year10.1 billion pounds

  • Average herd size86 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 5,730

  • Jobs created by dairy141,000

  • Number of dairy plants – 88

  • Total economic impact of dairy$27.8 billion

  • Total dairy exports – $267 million

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

  • Jobs created by dairy – 42,000

  • Number of dairy plants – 11

  • Total economic impact of dairy$7.3 billion

  • Total dairy exports – $24 million

New Jersey

  • State Ranking – total state milk production – 43
  • Number of milk cows5,000

  • Total milk production per year100 million pounds

  • Average herd size – 111 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 45

  • Jobs created by dairy – 67,000

  • Number of dairy plants – 48

  • Total economic impact of dairy$12.7 billion

  • Total dairy exports – $3 million

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

  • Jobs created by dairy – 5,000

  • Number of dairy plants – 6

  • Total economic impact of dairy$1 billion

  • Total dairy exports – $2 million

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