Edition 2023

Foto omschrijving: Dutch peasant women milking cows in the field.

How much milk does a cow produce?

An average Dutch cow produced just over 2,500 litres of milk a year around 1910. By 1934/1938 this had already increased to 3,400 litres. Milk yields have continued to increase. Today, a dairy cow produces an average of nearly 8,900 litres (9,200 kilograms) of milk a year.

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