Dairy

Dairy Industry Success

Each year, Buffalo Niagara produces over 3 billion pounds of fluid milk. The region’s dairy processing products include ice cream, cheese, and fluid, condensed, and evaporated milk. Milk is New York State’s leading agricultural product. Wyoming County in Buffalo Niagara is the largest producing county in the state.

Here are just some of the reasons the dairy industry does so well here:

  • Skilled labor at affordable rates – our cost of living is well below other dairy towns including Lancaster, PA, Milwaukee, WI and Sacramento, CA
  • Ongoing educational support – hundreds of students graduate at our local universities with degrees in agriculture, food and national resources
  • Convenient and affordable market access – our US-Canadian border access, the Great Lakes waterfront, established highway access as well as both air and rail access makes distribution simple