Meet Your Local Dairy Farmers
In an era when we find foods from across the globe lining our grocery shelves and dotting our produce aisles, milk remains a local staple. Most of the fluid milk you see in the dairy case of your neighborhood supermarket comes from a local dairy farm. Currently, Utah boasts just under 200 dairy farms, all family owned and operated except for two – the LDS church dairy and USU’s Caine Dairy. Dairy Farming is more than just a profession, it’s a way of life, and getting to know the people behind your food can give you insight into why they do what they do.
• It takes an average of 48 hours for milk to make it from the cow to the dairy case at your local grocer.
• Today’s dairy cows produce an average of about 8 gallons of milk per day
• Milk travels an average of 150 miles from farm to store