I'm looking to get a directory of Dairy Farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the approx. size of each farm in heads terms? Any idea where can I get this info?

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The Census of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), and the ERS (Economic Research Service) branches of the USDA have most of the data you are looking for. However, I'm not sure if you can get down to the farm/number of heads level, although you should be able to get pretty close.

You can get a good feel for this here:
Ag Census Web Maps lets you mash them all up and get a better view (in my opinion). Here's a screenshot of Average Number of Cattle and Calves per 100 Acres of All Land in Farms: 2012enter image description here

Lastly, try states agricultural services website; Wisconsin's has a directory

  • But this doesn't give me the directory of those farms, just aggregate figures.
    – Jose A
    Commented May 25, 2017 at 12:53
  • the Wisconsin directory gives you exactly that. not to mention that i pointed out that i'm not sure if they give you such granular details in the usda data.
    – albert
    Commented May 25, 2017 at 13:53

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