Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

Published 28 January 14

Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

  • Dairy cow numbers in Wales decreased marginally between 2012 and 2013. There are now 223,208 dairy cows in Wales, a fall of 0.2%
  • The number of dairy cows in Wales has fallen by 16.8% (44,932) in the last ten years.

The number of dairy cows in Wales fell by 0.2% between 2012 and 2013 to 223,208

The number of dairy cows has fallen over the last 10 years, with a fall of 44,932 cows (16.8%). Despite this overall fall there was a rise in Welsh dairy cow numbers between 2011 and 2012, rising by 1.5% (3,235 head).

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Year

Numbers

2002

267,737

2003

268,140

2004

244,776

2005

238,386

2006

236,822

2007

234,081

2008

228,614

2009

221,440

2010

221,340

2011

220,322

2012

223,557

2013

223,208*

*Provisional

Source: Welsh Government

 Wales Cow Numbers

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