State Dairy Herd Count Now Totals 10,498
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/18/2014
The state's agriculture department has announced its latest dairy herd count numbers, which indicates there were 10,498 herds milking during the first week of February. That's a drop of 657 since the same month a year ago.
Clark County continues to hold the highest number of herds in the state with 892.
Forest County ranks last in the state with just one herd, with Milwaukee and Florence Counties each registered three dairy farms.
But the state's remaining dairy operations are milking more cows than ever at over 1.27 million head.
DATCP records show that 87 percent of state dairy operations are Grade A certified, with 13 percent licensed as Grade B.