Michigan is one of the leading states in the country for milk production. Ranking seventh in the nation, Michigan’s 380,000 dairy cows produced more than 9.2 billion gallons of milk in 2013. Dairy is the state’s leading agricultural segment, contributing $14.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.
Dairy foods are an excellent source of several essential nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and vitamin D, that work together to help protect bones. Michigan milk is produced all year long, so it is always fresh and in season!
- The average Michigan dairy cow produces approximately 23,700 pounds of milk per year, equal to 2,775 gallons!
- Milk should be refrigerated immediately and may be frozen if it cannot be used before the "Sell by" date.