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Wisconsin has same numbers of dairy cows, but herds fall recently

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin has had about the same numbers of dairy cows over the last four years -- while the number of herds keeps going down.

According to the state ag department, Wisconsin had just over 10,200 licensed dairy herds as of August 1st. That's about 550 less than a year ago, and 1,200 less than two years ago.

Clark County, just west of Marshfield, has the most dairy herds in the state with 877. Marathon County, which has the state's largest land area, is second with 606 cow herds.

Grant County is third, followed by Vernon and Monroe.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)