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Old 12-07-2010, 04:27 AM
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Where are the majority of dairy farms in TN? Are they concentrated to a few areas of the state? We want to move to TN and are looking for some target areas to begin a search.

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:12 AM
Location: Kingsport, TN
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East Tenn. dominates the state's dairy industry.

The top six ranking dairy counties according to the number of Grade A dairy farms during 2009 were:
1. Greene: 48 dairy farms
2. Washington: 36
3. Marshall: 28
4. McMinn: 27
4. Monroe: 27
6. Warren: 23

The top six ranking counties for milk production during 2009 were:
1. Loudon: 77.0 million pounds
2. Monroe: 64.0 million pounds
3. Marshall: 53.2 million pounds
4. Bradley: 47.9 million pounds
5. Greene: 44.8 million pounds
6. McMinn: 44.3 million pounds

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Old 12-07-2010, 01:49 PM
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There are many cattle in eastern TN but not all of the farms are dairy farms. A look around most of the region and you will see the farms have either grazing cattle or hay fields.

Just a simple Google search brought up one dairy farm for sale in the northern part of Eastern TN in the Limestone area: New 200 Cow Dairy Limestone Tennessee a Must See, 78 acres, 200 Cow Capacity | DairyRealty.com

That link should give you an idea of the cost as well as a starter location that coincides with the map and statistics kamoshika posted.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:23 PM
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Another link that may help.. Tennessee Cattlemen's Association - Home
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:58 AM
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It seems that middle Tennessee have the most.

Another one you may find helpful: Our Co-op Online
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