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How many cows are there on the average farm?

How many cows are there on the average farm?

There are farms of all shapes and sizes in the UK, from small herds to farms with more than 1,000 cows, and different farming systems including organic and conventional, grazed and housed.

In terms of cow numbers, it is true that dairy farms have been getting bigger over the years.

The latest data available, from 2016, shows the average herd size in the UK is 143 cows (148 in England; 142 in Wales and 180 in Scotland.