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Around the Door: Dairyland Numbers

June is National Dairy Month

5,943 
The number of licensed dairy herds in Wisconsin

43 
The number of licensed dairy herds in Door County 

4 
The number of licensed dairy herds in Northern Door (i.e., without a Sturgeon Bay or Southern Door address)

1,268,000 
The number of dairy cows in Wisconsin

210 
The average number of cows per dairy farm

10,800 
The number of dairy cows in Door County

55,000 
The number of dairy cows in Kewaunee County

600 
The number of types, styles and varieties of cheese made in Wisconsin – nearly double the number of any other state

25% 
The percentage of Wisconsin cheesemakers’ contribution to the nation’s total cheese production

$45.6 billion 
The dairy industry’s annual contribution to Wisconsin’s economy 

Sources: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Service, as of April 2023 and June 2023, and the UW-Madison Extension Service.