Georgia's Dairy Industry
Georgia currently has 89 dairy farms and is home to 92,000 dairy cows.
Each Georgia dairy cow has an economic impact of $12,666*.
Georgia dairy industry contributes close to $2.5 Billion to Georgia’s economy each year.
The total amount of milk produced in the state during 2022 amounted to 235 million gallons (or 2.02 billion pounds of milk).
Georgia has 2 commercial milk processing plants located in Atlanta and Lawrenceville.
From 2002 to 2022, Georgia increased milk production by 39.7 percent.
Top 6 ranking dairy counties in 2021 by farm gate value:
1. Macon 4. Sumter
2. Burke 5. Morgan
3. Brooks 6. Putnam
*2020 preliminary estimate, including farm-level production plus fluid milk manufacturing, downstream effects (aka indirect effects), plus any spending from households employed in these industries (aka induced effects).
Relocating to Georgia?
Relocating or building a new dairy farm in Georgia? Download our Georgia Dairy Industry Information Packet Here.