California is home to more than 1,300 dairy farms—97% of them family owned. Each farmer works tirelessly to keep their cows content, healthy and producing the highest quality, most nutritious milk there is.
Every 8 ounce glass of milk delivers essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, protein and vitamins A and D.
Milk’s a natural way for adults to improve their health. Milk’s natural protein supports muscle repair and growth, and can even lower blood pressure.
Our ancestors knew a good thing, which is why humans evolved to drink milk around 8,000 years ago. We’ve been enjoying the benefits ever since.
Nutrition doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Milk is a reasonably priced way to naturally get the nutrients too many of us are missing out on.
Because real milk is full of quality protein, carbohydrates and electrolytes, it hydrates you more than a glass of water or a sports drink—without the added sugar.
The calcium in milk helps build strong bones, including your jaw and your teeth. Both can start to lose density if there’s not enough calcium in your diet.
Capsaicin is the chemical that makes spicy food burn. But milk offers relief. Casein, a chemical in milk, binds to capsaicin and takes away the pain.
As we age, the protein in milk enhances skin’s elasticity. Milk also contains retinol, an anti-aging, skin-restoring antioxidant.
Milk plays a valuable role at every stage of our lives. Watch this clip from The Doctors to find out why.
Trying to maximize flavor in every bowl? Add a glass of milk on the side as a refreshing flavor-enhancer 😋
That looks soo good.
Daily smiles, fun facts and
random acts of milkness.
Cows are usually milked two to three times a day at regular intervals for about five minutes. Most days, this yields about seven gallons a day per cow.
Milk is stored, continuously chilled, for no more than 48 hours. It’s also agitated regularly to keep it fresh and to prevent the milk fat from separating.
An insulated truck takes the milk to the dairy where its protein, fat and bacteria content are analyzed. There it’s tested to ensure it is completely antibiotic-free.
Milk is collected, heated, cooled and, finally, separated into different varieties like whole, low fat and skim.
Once the milk is transferred into its container, each jug, carton or bottle is stamped with a date to ensure freshness. Then off it goes to your local store.
In as little as two days after leaving the farm, your fresh real milk is on the shelf, awaiting your morning cereal, milk shake or post-workout smoothie.
The Mobile Dairy Classroom offers an engaging food literacy connection, helping students understand where their food comes from and how to make healthy food choices.