New York

  • State Ranking –  total state milk production – 4
  • Number of milk cows – 626,000

  • Total milk production per year – 15.3 billion pounds

  • Average herd size – 172 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 3,650

  • 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 cows482,000

  • Total milk production per year10.2 billion pounds

  • Average herd size89 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 5,430

  • 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 – 42,000

  • Total milk production per year – 878 million pounds

  • Average herd size – 124 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 340

  • 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 year99 million pounds

  • Average herd size – 125 cows

  • Number of dairy farms – 40

  • 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 – 71 million pounds

  • Average herd size – 190 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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