The ICBF has released a county-by-county breakdown of dairy cow numbers from 2016 to July 1st, 2019.
Total dairy cow numbers for 2019 (as of 1st July) stand at 1,520,890, “breaking the 1.5 million barrier, for the first time since records began”.
This figure rose 1.6% from 1,496,232 in 2018.
“The national dairy cow population is continually increasing, despite challenging conditions in recent years, namely the fodder crisis and drought of 2018.” the ICBF outlined.
The following data has been obtained from the ICBF: