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June Is Dairy Month

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 8:03 AM by Iowa Corn

Happy Dairy Month! After the warm temperatures we've had in Iowa this week, we all deserve a big scoop of ice cream to celebrate the Iowa Dairy Industry!

Did you know that Iowa Ranks (according to the Iowa State Dairy Association):


  • 12th in total pounds of milk produced
  • 12th in milk cow numbers
  • 12th in production per cow
  • 9th in fluid milk bottling
  • 8th in total dairy products processed
  • 7th in number of dairy herds
  • 7th in cheese production
  • 6th in cottage cheese production
  • 6th in production of American cheese
  • 4th in ice cream production

Dairy products are an excellent source of critical nutrients, that help improve our diets and are an excellent for our overall nutrition. You can learn more about how milk is an important part of any diet at: http://www.midwestdairy.com/pages/index.cfm?page_id=70.

The Midwest Dairy Association also has some great healthy recipes at: http://www.midwestdairy.com/0t8p14/recipes/

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