Any time I travel the interstate highway, or any highway for that matter, I’m fascinated…
Moving Milk Forward from Farm to Dairy
In 2019 farmers in the United States produced 218 billion pounds of milk. This milk came from 64,000 dairy farms. Over 60% of these farms have less than 25 cows.
Farmers are indeed the backbone of our nation’s dairy supply. Milk or milk proteins can be found in the following products.
Butter and butter fat
Cheese, including cottage cheese and cheese sauces
Cream, including sour cream
Au gratin dishes and white sauces
Baked goods — bread, cookies, crackers, cakes
Battered and fried foods
Chocolate and cream candy
Creamed or scalloped foods
Indian food, in which ghee (a form of butter) is very common
Meats — canned and processed, including cold cuts and deli meats
Nougat, found in some candy
Artificial butter or cheese flavor
Casein or caseinates
Lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
Lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin, lactulose
Whey or whey products
The next time you’re going down the road and you see a milk tanker truck, know that the product in the tank is going to supply our nation’s food manufacturers with a key ingredient.
Moving Food Forward, one tanker at a time.