Milk

Oregon State Beverage

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Milk

Milk; photo by zaveqna on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Milk

Milk was designated the official state beverage of Oregon in 1997, recognizing the production of milk and dairy products as major contributors to the economic well-being of Oregon agriculture. 

Each dairy cow produces about 6.5 gallons of milk per day. Less than half of this milk is consumed as a beverage - the rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, milk powder and other processed products. Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients.

 

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Images

Strawberry and milk; photo by Stefan Lins on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Strawberry and milk

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt; public domain photo from USDA Kids Corner: Facts about Dairy Products.

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt

Holstein calf photo by Ian Hayhurst on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution | share alike).

Holstein dairy cow calf

Videos

Happy cows at Wyke Farms doing the Spring dance