Oregon is home to 228 dairy farm families who care for 125,000 dairy cows across the state in 21 of its 36 Counties. In 2015, these Oregon Dairies contributed an excess of $475 million in economic value to Oregon’s economy, down from the 2014 contribution of $650 million. The economic decline was attributed to the 40% decline in milk price. Year in and year out, the economic contribution of the Dairy Farmer is before the fluid milk from the farm is processed into the delicious dairy products found in the grocery store. Many of Oregon’s Dairy farms are owned and operated by multiple generations of family members. Large and Small dairies comprise the fabric of Oregon’s Dairy Industry.