Scotland had in January 2021 a number of 843 dairy herds with an average size of 209 cows. Total number of dairy cows was 176334. In the 12 months from August 2019 until August 2020 Scottish milk production was 1.51 billion (10*9) litres. Of this volume 41 percent is used for drinking milk and 38 percent is used for making cheese. Five major dairies account for 94 percent of the milk collection.