National Dairy Month
June is National Dairy Month and in Idaho there are many reasons to celebrate. Dairy is Idaho #1 agriculture industry adding over $3 Billion to our state’s economy. We rank 3rd in the nation in milk and cheese production and are a major producer of many other milk products sold domestically and abroad. All of Idaho’s 500+ dairies are family owned and many are multi-generational. These families care for over 580,000 cows – each producing an average of 7 gallons of milk per day. Milk you purchase arrives in the grocery store within just a day or so of when it left the dairy, providing a very fresh, wholesome and nutritious product for your family.
Celebrate June Dairy Month with a cold glass of milk, cheese, ice cream, or this yogurt parfait topped with Idaho strawberries – also fresh and local in June! Want to learn more about the dairy industry first hand? Visit a Meridian dairy hosted by United Dairymen of Idaho – for more information, please visit: http://idahodairy.com/event/public-dairy-tour/