National Dairy Month

June 1, 2017 7:22 pm

Happy National Dairy Month from the Northeast harvest Family! In honor of national dairy month here are some great fun facts about Dairy Farms.

  • Dairy farming has been part of Massachusetts agriculture since early settlers brought cows to Plymouth in 1624.
  • Dairy farmers produce 246 millions pounds of fresh milk per day.
  • Only 2% of Massachusetts farms are dairy farms.
  • Dairy cows eat a lot! The average cow eats about 100 pounds of food a day!
  • A dairy farmer measures milk by pounds, not gallons.
  • A cow has 4 stomachs and 24 teeth!
  • In Massachusetts, the average dairy farm has 119 cows.
  • Our own Shaw’s Dairy Farm still delivers fresh milk right to your home.
  • Dairy farmers start their day milking cows and end their day milking cows.
  • All 50 states in the United States have dairy farms.
  • And don’t forget June is National Dairy Month, so drink lots of milk and eat lots of local made dairy products!

Happy National Dairy Month!

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