Wisconsin’s trend of more cows and fewer farms continues.
The National Ag Statistics Service says the dairy state has 6,140 licensed dairy herds as of December 1st compared to 6,572 a year ago. Wisconsin has 432 fewer dairy farms over 12 months and 393 fewer since the first of the year.
The number of cows hasn’t really changed. The most recently available statistics for October show Wisconsin had 1.271 million dairy cattle compared to 1.278 million in October of 2021.