World Milk Day

World Milk Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateJune 1, 2023
2024 DateJune 1, 2024
World Milk Day

World Milk Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of milk as a global food. This day aims to highlight the importance of the dairy sector as well as the health benefits of dairy products.

World Milk Day was established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. It is observed annually on June 1st.

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World Milk Day facts

  • One cup of milk (approximately 244 grams) can provide around 276-352 milligrams of calcium, depending on the type of milk.
  • India is the largest milk producer, accounting for over 22% of global milk production, followed by the United States, China, Pakistan, and Brazil.
  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2022, the top five milk production states were:
    1) California
    2) Wisconsin
    3) Idaho
    4) Texas
    5) New York
  • According to Zippia, as of 2022, the U.S. dairy industry is worth $120 billion.
  • According to the Merlo Farming Group, the first time milk was delivered in the U.S was in 1878. Sterilized glass bottles were delivered to whoever wanted to purchase milk.
  • The USDA estimated that milk production in the U.S. will reach 229 billion pounds by the end of 2023.

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