During the early days of settlement in Ohio, farmers found it very difficult to control and keep dairy cattle. Also for many years, a disease called "milk sickness" was a serious problem in Ohio.
Recent Changes in Milk Cow Inventory (Count)
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In 1992, approximately 7,000 Ohio farms had a total of about 295,000 head of milk cows. The top eight counties had approximate totals of:
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