10 World’s Biggest Cow’s Milk Producers- There are ten biggest cow’s milk producers in the world based on data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). During this time, milk is one of the nutrition of the most valuable food on the planet. It provides nutrients in large amounts because all humans need them. Numerous benefits are provided in supporting human growth, development, and intelligence.
Statistically, based on the FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2023, The World’s production of Cow Milk has increased substatially from time to time. In 1980, the World’s production of Cow’s milk reached 422 million tonnes. Furthermore, in 2021, world’s production of cow’s milk has increased into 746 million tonnes. Overall, in the last 30 years, the increasing production of cow’s milk around 320 million tonnes or more than70 % of increasing percentage.
World’s Production of Cow’s Milk From 1980 to 2021
|Years||World’s Production of Cow’s Milk|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
In 2020, the total production of cow’s milk reaches 718 million tons. Based on the continental productions, some regions have the biggest production of cow’s milk. Europe become the biggest production with 225.4 million tons, followed by Asia with the production reach 220.7 million tons, Americas with 204.5 Million tons, Africa with 36.3 Million tons, and Oceania with 28.7 Million tons.
Scientifically, many factors play a role in influencing milk production and quality, including genetic and environmental factors. Genetic factors that affect production are cattle species, while environmental factors that affect productivity include feed, climate, altitude, disease, and several other factors. Of course, statistically, many countries produce cow’s milk to meet the needs of their population. Its high nutritional value and various other positive impacts make many countries compete to produce it. The following are the countries with the largest milk production in 2019 According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The Rank Table of Biggest Cow’s Milk Producers
|Ranks||Country||Production of Cow’s Milk|
|2||United States of America||102,629,025|
|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
India is the biggest Cow’s Milk Producing Country. In 2021, its production reached 108 million tons. The principal areas for producing milk are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. These states supply almost half of India’s national milk.
2.The United States of America
The United States was the second world’s biggest producer of cow’s milk in 2021. In that year, its production reached 102 million tons. In general, there are several areas of the state that are centers of milk production. These states are California, Wisconsin, New York, and Idaho. These states have a major contribution to the national production of cow’s milk in the United States.
In this country, Holstein cows which have black and white coats produce more than 90% of US cow’s milk and Jersey Cows are the second most popular cow in the US accounting for 7% of total US milk production.
China is in third place as the largest cow’s milk producer in the world. In 2021, its production reached 36.8 million tons. There are major states that produce milk. These states are Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Sichuan, and Anhui, which account for 72.25% of China’s total milk production.
Brazil is the third-largest cow’s milk producer in the world. In 2021, its production reached 36.3 million tons. Statistically, there are several states that have a large contribution to milk. In the ranking of states in Brazil, Minas Gerais ranks first in milk production, accounting for 28.4% of Brazil’s total milk. The second state was Goiás with an 11.3% contribution, the third was the Rio Grande do Sul, with 10.4% and the rest were Paraná, with 9.6%, and São Paulo, with 8%.
Even though this country has the largest production, they still import milk and its derivatives from other countries such as New Zealand, the United States, Australia, and Argentina. With the largest population in the world, it is not surprising that this country is the share of exports of cow’s milk from several countries.
Germany is the fifth-largest producer. As of 2021, the country has produced 32.5 tonnes of milk. This fact makes Germany the first largest producer of cow’s milk from the European continent. The main place for milk production is in eastern Germany with an average cattle holding of 150-200 per farm.
To date, there are about 82,865 dairy farmers in Germany. With numerous farmers, Germany can export milk and its derivatives to other countries. Half of all milk produced in Germany is exported and cheese (a dairy product) is Germany’s main export product. Therefore, milk production has a high contribution to the country from the livestock sector.
Russia is the 6th biggest producer of Cow’s Milk. Statistically, milk production from Russia in 2021 reached 32 million tonnes. Geographically, in this country, there are some regions that become the main area of cow milk production. These areas include Tatarstan, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Unhurt ia, Kirov, Sverdlovsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Vologda, Altai, Belgorod, and Bashkortostan.
France is 7th biggest producer of Cow’s Milk. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2020, the production of Cow’s Milk from France reached 24.7 million tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions in France that become the main area of Milk production. These areas include Brittany, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Pays de la Loire, Normandy, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est, and Bourgone-Franche-Comte.
Pakistan is 8th biggest producer of Cow’s Milk in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021. Statistically, the production of Cow’s Milk from Pakistan reached 22.1 tonnes. Geographically, the major production of Milk from Pakistan is in Punjab and Sindh Provinces.
New Zealand is the 9th biggest producer of Cow’s Milk in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, the production of Cow’s Milk from Zew Zealand reached 21,8 million tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions as main production of cow’s milk. These regions include Waikato, Canterbury, Taranaki, Wanawatu-Wanganui, and Southland.
Turkiye is the 10th biggest producer of Cow’s Milk in 2021. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2021, the production of Cow’s Milk from Turkey reached 21.3 million tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions in Turkey as become the base production of Cow’s milk. These main regions of Turkey Cow Milk are in Aegean and Central Anatolia.
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Cow’s Milk Producers
Food Agriculture Organization (FAO). 2023. Production of Milk, whole fresh cow: top ten producers 2021. Accessed via http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QL/visualize on January 12th, 2023.