June is Dairy Month!
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.