Why Is Wisconsin Called America’s Dairyland and How Much Dairy Does the State of Wisconsin Produce?

Wisconsin, is the leading milk producer in the United States.

Its 1.6 million dairy cows produce a year’s supply of milk for 42 million people.

Wisconsin also leads the states in butter and cheese production, supplying about a fourth of the nation’s butter and a third of its cheese.

why is wisconsin called americas dairyland and how much dairy does the state of wisconsin produce

In 2009 Wisconsin had about 5.6 million residents and the state contains 72 counties.

The first European to visit Wisconsin was the French explorer Jean Nicolet who passed through the Great Lakes in 1634.

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