According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 54 Wisconsin dairy farms sold out in June. That’s following 78 that sold out in May. That brings the Year-to-date total to 338 dairy farms stopped milking cows in Wisconsin so far. Despite the decreased number of farms, in the latest report available from USDA, they estimate that cow numbers are down just 1,000 head from January to May. The year-to-day farm exits are running about 30% higher than the same January through June farm exits in 2017. Note: The June 2018 exit number of 54 farms is six fewer in June 2017.