Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

Published 13 January 17

Wales Dairy Cow Numbers

  • Dairy cow numbers in Wales rose between June 2015 and 2016. There are now 248,650 dairy cows in Wales, a rise of 0.9%.
  • The number of dairy cows in Wales has increased by 5.0% (11,828) in the last ten years.

The number of dairy cows has risen by 5.0% over the last 10 years. Despite the overall rise in this period there was an overall fall in numbers between 2006 and 2013 and numbers still remain below the level of 1996 . Numbers increased in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to reach 248,650.

  

For more information on UK cow numbers click here.

 

 Wales Cow Numbers

 

Source: Welsh Government

 

Year (June) Cow numbers
2006 236,822
2007 234,081
2008 228,614
2009 221,440
2010 221,340
2011 220,322
2012 223,557
2013 223,208
2014 234,305
2015 246,331
2016 248,650

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