The average Wisconsin dairy cow generates more than $21,000 a year in economic activity.
There were 45,500 dairy cows in Grant County as of 2012.
There are 10,860 licensed dairy farms in the state of Wisconsin producing 3,206,000,000 gallons!
More than 97% of all dairy farms ARE owned by families.
Wisconsin has led the United States in cheese making since 1910.
The cheeses made from Wisconsin milk have won more national and international awards than any other state or nation.
On average, each American eats more than 31 pounds of cheese per year.
90% of Wisconsin's milk is made into cheese and 90% of that famous product is sold outside of it's borders.
The U.S. dairy industry is estimated at $140 billion in economic output, $29 billion in household earnings, and more than 900,000 jobs. (Based on economic analysis of direct and indirect economic impact of U.S. dairy from farm through processing.)
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