June Dairy Month facts

Created: 6/13/13 (Thu) | Topic: Education

  • In the state of North Dakota, there are 114 licensed dairy herds.
  • North Dakota dairy farms produce 40 million gallons of milk.
  • North Dakota farms generate $66 million in milk sales annually.
  • North Dakota is the 35th largest milk-producing state in the U.S.
  • In North Dakota, the average dairy cow produces 6 gallons of milk per day. That’s more than 2,130 gallons of milk over the course of a typical year.
  • North Dakota has 2 plants that process one or more dairy products.
  • It takes just 48 hours for milk to travel from the farm to a retail outlet.

We may not be the biggest milk producer in the country, but North Dakota's dairy herds are making a substantial contribution to our state's economy! Thanks, dairy farmers!

(Dairy facts from the Midwest Dairy Association website's Dairy Production Statistics page.)

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