Georgia's Dairy Industry


  • Georgia currently has 124 dairy farms and is home to over 82,000 dairy cows.

  • Each Georgia dairy cow has an economic impact of $11,558.

  • Georgia dairy industry contributes close to $836 Million to Georgia’s economy each year.

  • A typical Georgia farm has a herd of 530 dairy cows.

  • The total amount of milk produced in the state during 2018 amounted to 205 million pounds (or 1.8 billion pounds of milk).

  • Georgia has 2 commercial milk processing plants located in Atlanta and Lawrenceville.

  • From 2008 to 2018, Georgia increased milk production by 26.3 percent. Milk production in the Southeast is becoming more concentrated in the states of Florida and Georgia. 

  • Top 6 ranking dairy counties in 2018

1. Macon           4. Putnam

         2. Brooks           5. Morgan

3. Burke             6. Sumter 

*Data compiled from GA Dept of Agriculture and US Department of Agriculture

Relocating to Georgia?

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