Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

Published 1 August 18

Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

  • Dairy cow numbers in Wales rose between June 2016 and 2017. There are now 251,176 dairy cows in Wales, a rise of 1.0%.
  • The number of dairy cows in Wales has increased by 7.3% (17,095) in the last ten years.

The number of dairy cows has risen by 7.3% over the last 10 years. Despite the overall rise in this period there was an overall fall in numbers between 2007 and 2013 and numbers still remain below the level of 1996. Numbers increased in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 to reach 251,176.


For more information on UK cow numbers click here.


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Source: Welsh Government


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