Saturday, June 30, 2012
Don't Have a Cow, Man!
The last day of June also means the last day of June Dairy Month. But the "last day" doesn't mean "the end." Every day of every month we, on Bremer Farms, are proud to produce wholesome, tasty dairy products for you. So don't have a cow, man! June Dairy Month may be drawing to a close but our commitment to the dairy foods we all enjoy, goes on year round.
I thought this was the perfect time to share some dairy facts about Minnesota. 98% of all farms in Minnesota are owned by families. In Minnesota, the average dairy cow will produce 7.5 gallons of milk per day. That's more than 2,257 gallons over the course of a typical year. Minnesota dairy farms produce 1.06 billion gallons of milk annually. Dairy is the 2nd largest agricultural business in Minnesota, and generates $1.66 billion a year. That's a total economic impact to Minnesota of $11.5 billion.
To learn more about dairy, I invite you to visit midwestdairy. While you're there, look for my dairy makes sense blog post, "Dairy, Here, There, and Everywhere."
So don't have a cow, man! Dairy is here to stay!