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Milk and Dairy Fun Facts

Did you know that adding a pinch of salt to your quart or gallon of milk makes it stay fresh longer? Here are a few more dairy fun facts:

  • A cow produces an average of 6.3 gallons of milk daily and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
  • Cows eat about 100 pounds of food every day and drink 50 gallons of water.
  • To get the amount of calcium in an 8-ounce glass of milk, you’d have to eat one-fourth cup of broccoli, seven oranges or six slices of wheat bread.
  • Farmers measure milk in pounds, not gallons.
  • A cow will produce an average of 6.3 gallons of milk each day. That’s more than 2,300 gallons each year!
  • U.S. dairy farms produce roughly 21 billion gallons of milk annually.
  • The average American consumes almost 25 gallons of milk a year.
  • June is official National Dairy Month.
  • The greatest amount of milk produced in one year was 59,298 pounds by a Holstein cow named Robthom Sue Paddy.
  • On a dairy farm, a farmer’s day begins and ends with milking the cows.
  • Fresh milk will stay fresher longer if you add a pinch of salt to each quart.
  • A cow is more valuable for its milk, cheese, butter and yogurt than for its beef.
  • Home delivery of milk (i.e. the milkman) started in 1942 as a war conservation measure.
  • More than 1,000 new dairy products are introduced each year.
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  1. George Grubaugh says:

    I didnot now about the salt in milk but i no if you put cottagecheese up side down in your frigerator it will last atleast 2week pass dudate.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Really – we’ve never heard that before! Thanks for the tip!

      Jessy Yancey
      Editor, Farm Flavor

  2. Calcium-Rich Recipes Celebrate June Dairy Month | Farm Flavor | Farm Flavor says:

    [...] I can get on board with that. A few years ago, my doctor told me that I should consider taking calcium supplements to help strengthen my bones. As we learn at a young age, dairy products are one of the best sources of calcium. So I took that suggestion as a challenge – and encouragement – to consume more dairy foods. And while I do enjoy a glass of milk with cookies or brownies, it’s easy to forget that the dairy aisle is packed with more than milk. Now, I eat yogurt for breakfast and string cheese as a snack, and I don’t feel guilty about smothering butter on whatever vegetables or breads that might go with my meals. Okay, maybe butter isn’t the healthiest ingredient in the world, but real butter – and all dairy products – contain vitamin D, which is essential to helping your body absorb calcium. (Related: Milk and Dairy Facts) [...]

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