July’s Harvest of the Month – Dairy

It’s July, and in Montana that means we’ll highlight dairy as our Harvest of the Month item.  Specifically. dairy from cows.  There are six main dairy cattle (cow) breeds in the United States, including: Holstein, Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, Guernsey, and Jersey.

Did you know which cow produces the most milk of all breeds? It’s the Holstein, producing about nine gallons of milk per day! Each cow produces an average of six to seven gallons per day, which is 2,500 gallons of milk annually.

In 2015, Montana was home to approximately 13,000 dairy cows on nearly 65 dairy farms. The average herd size in Montana was about 210 cows.

Looking for a delicious dairy recipe? Try our Razzle Dazzle Smoothie!

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