U.S. dairy farmers claim June as ‘dairy month’
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
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
- New York
What year was milk pasteurization discovered?
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!