Holy Cow. That’s a Lot of Moo Juice, Montana. Milk Day is Jan 11
My high school kid will fill a large glass to the brim with milk and guzzle the entire thing in seconds. I, on the other hand, rarely consume milk. I'll have it in cereal, or occasionally I'll pour a small glass to dip Oreos, but otherwise, I don't drink it. Perhaps because of mild lactose intolerance, or maybe because I'm not an infant and I can get calcium and vitamin D from foods more suited for an adult palette.
National Milk Day is January 11
There's a "national day" for everything and milk gets its day on January 11. According to National Day.com, January 11th is believed to be the day that milk delivery in glass bottles first began in the United States.
Montana's dairy industry is largely concentrated in the western part of the state. The state's dairy farms range in size from small, family-run operations to large, commercial farms. Many of these farms have implemented modern technologies to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of milk production.
Montana cows produce a LOT of milk.
Montana ranks 36th in milk production nationwide. According to the 2021 report (the latest data available) from the Montana Board of Milk Control, the number of licensed dairies in Montana has fallen from 144 in the year 2000 to just 48 in 2021. However, these 48 dairies produced a whopping 247 million pounds of milk in 2021. That equates to around 21.6 million gallons (8.6 pounds of milk = 1 US Gallon)! 74% of that milk is consumed by Montanans, and the remainder enters the national market.