The Neighbors of Dunn County would like to thank all the farmers for all of their hard work!
Here are some fun facts about the dairy industry in Wisconsin:
- Dairy Production adds $45.6 billion to the state’s economy each year.
- Wisconsin produces more than 600 varieties, types, and styles of cheeses!
- Wisconsin leads the nation in the production of the following cheeses: Cheddar, Munster, Feta, Limburger, Parmesan, Romano, and Provolone.
- Wisconsin is the center for dairy research and education, with the nation’s first dairy school established in 1890 at the University of Wisconsin; the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison; and the nation’s first master cheesemaker program.
- In 2019, Wisconsin produced 30.6 billion pounds of milk.
- There are dairy herds in 69 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, with only Menominee, Oneida, and Vilas counties in the northeastern area of the state not having a bovine dairy herd. There are on average 1.28 million cows in Wisconsin. Several counties actually have more cows than people.