Florida dairy farms are large, milking an average of about 850 cows each. In spite of the hot, humid climate, these cows average about 16,577 pounds of milk per year or about 5 gallons per day per cow. Even though the state's 137,000 dairy cows rank it first in the Southeast and 16th nationally, Florida still imports approximately 25% of its milk--and the proportion of imported milk is growing.

Dairy Wage Survey

Determining competitive wages, incentives, and benefits to offer employees can be quite difficult.  This survey has been designed to provide Florida dairy producers information about what their peers are doing to see how they match up.  All results from this survey will be kept confidential and used only in summary to inform dairy producers throughout the state.  If you would like participate in this survey, please following the link:


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