MISSISSAUGA — Oxford County is still the dairy capital of Ontario, according to the latest numbers from Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
By July of this year, the county’s 306 producers had cranked out a whopping 381 million litres of milk. Perth County was next at 354 million, followed by Wellington County at 289 million.
Total production for Ontario is up as well. The province cracked 3 billion litres of milk this fiscal year, from August 2019 to July 31, 2020. Ontario dairy farmers produced 2.9 billion litres in the previous fiscal year.
Oxford County alone produced about 12 per cent of Ontario’s total production. Southwestern Ontario produced about 1.7 billion litres of milk, or around 56 per cent of the total production. East-Central Ontario churned out about 1.2 billion litres of milk. Prescott County was tops in Eastern Ontario, producing 110 million litres.