Discover NC Dairy

North Carolina is home to 45,000 milk cows, from the mountains to the coastal plain. Each of these cows produces over 21,000 pounds of milk every year, which translates into nearly 1 billion pounds.

Most North Carolina dairy farms are family-owned and operated. Some of these families have been farming for as many as seven generations!


Explore a modern dairy farm with our interactive map. Just click on each area of the farm to view a video about that particular area of the farm. You can also zoom in and out by using the +/- buttons at the bottom left of the map. From the cows to the milking parlor — and everything in between — our videos offer a peek into all that goes into dairy farming.

Enjoy your tour!

calf at the dairy farm

Discover NC Dairy 360°

From inside the cab of a tractor to the heart of a milking parlor in action, our virtual 360° videos take you behind the scenes —  and into every corner —  of a modern dairy farm.

Take the Virtual Tour

Want to Know More? Contact Us.

We’re glad to answer your questions about the NC dairy industry.

Shannon Davidson
Dairy Extension Associate, Animal Science
Brittany Whitmire
Dairy Extension Associate, Agricultural and Resource Economics