More cows to milk for England and Wales

Published 25 November 15

Figures for the number of dairy cows in England and Wales, as at June 2015, have been released which, not only shows an increase in the main herd, but also in replacements coming through. While not all the young stock will enter the main dairy herd, the censuses show there is the potential for the main dairy herd to grow again next year. 

Cullings have the potential to increase and dampen the influence of replacements coming through. However, assuming yields continue to increase, there is strong growth potential for milk production in England and Wales over the coming years.

Census table 25.11.15