The milk, cheese, yogurt and other Michigan dairy products you enjoy every day are both delicious and local. Michigan dairy farmers are committed to supplying the safest, highest quality dairy foods for Michigan families.

Michigan dairy facts:

  • There are about 1,700 Grade A dairy farms in Michigan
  • Michigan is home to over 380,000 dairy cows
  • In 2014, Michigan dairy cows produced approximately 9.6 billion pounds of milk
  • Michigan ranks 7th nationally in milk production
  • Michigan produces 4.7 percent of the nation’s milk
  • Michigan’s dairy industry contributes $14.7 billion to the state’s economy
  • Michigan’s average dairy cow produces close to 24,600 pounds of milk each year

Nutrition:

  • Low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt are chock full of calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin and niacin
  • Three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free, nutrient-rich dairy foods can improve overall nutrition, help maintain a healthy weight and lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Known as nature’s sports drink, chocolate milk in an excellent recovery drink after exercise
  • As part of a healthy lifestyle, dairy foods may help reduce the risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis

 

To learn more visit milkmeansmore.org.

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