The Dairy Industry in Northwest Iowa

Agriculture is a primary industry in Northwest Iowa. There are nearly 700 workers in Northwest Iowa in the dairy products industry.

Dairy production in the region includes fluid, dry, condensed and evaporated milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream and related products. These are the leading dairy companies in Northwest Iowa:



Dairy Farms

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2007 Census, there are 204 farms in the six county Northwest Iowa region. There are 45,670 milk cows on those farms. Many of them are growing and expanding their operations. Over 20% of the nation’s milk cows are located within a day’s drive from Northwest Iowa.