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U.S. dairy farmers claim June as ‘dairy month’

U.S. dairy farmers claim June as ‘dairy month’

By Amanda Brodhagen,

Dairy farmers are claiming June as their own, proclaiming it as dairy month. National dairy month serves as a reminder of the health benefits of drinking milk and consuming a healthy doze of dairy products.

June was declared National Dairy Month in 1937 as a campaign to promote drinking milk, which was created to help stabilize the milk market when production was at a surplus. It has evolved over time to mark an annual tradition that celebrates not only milk and dairy products, but also to thank those who produce it.
The following is a few dairy facts:

Top dairy producing states

  • California
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Minnesota

What year was milk pasteurization discovered?

  • 1856

How many glasses of milk does an average cow produce?

  • 6-1/2 gallons per day = 100 classes of milk

Other dairy facts

  • It is said that people crave cheese more than any other food!
  • Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in America

Raise a glass of milk in honor of our dairy farmers who produce safe quality milk for all of us to enjoy - Happy June Dairy Month!


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