Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Dairy Product Production industry has benefited from the increasing popularity of yogurt and cheese products in the United States and abroad, which has offset declining fluid milk consumption. In addition, dairy producers have been able to pass along raw milk costs to consumers, especially producers that manufacture value-added products. Over the next five years, rising household disposable income stemming from the economic recovery is expected to boost dairy product demand and industry revenue. Additionally, producers are anticipated to introduce innovative products that cater to changing consumer tastes... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Dairy product producers tend to be located close to dairy and cattle farms given the products' perishable nature and high transportation costs. Traditionally, milk production is localized, but improvements in raw milk quality and declining transportation costs have increased competition between producers in different regions and are allowing national dairy cooperatives to emerge. The Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and West regions are estimated to account for the largest concentrations of industry locations.
The Great Lakes region is estimated to account for 30.5% of establishments. Wisconsin is the country's largest dairy-producing state. Wisconsin accounts for 18.7% of the nation's dairy production establishments. In addition, the state produces 13.3% of the nation's milk supply... purchase to read more