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Oklahoma State Beverage

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

Official State Beverage of Oklahoma

Milk was designated the official state beverage of Oklahoma in 1985. Dairy farming is an important part of Oklahoma's agricultural community. Twenty states recognize milk as a state symbol. All State Foods & Beverages

Milk has been called a nearly perfect food (a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients). A single lactating dairy cow can produce up to 8 gallons of milk, consume about 80 pounds of feed, and drink 30 to 40 gallons of water per day.

Only a portion of the milk produced is used as a beverage; the remaining milk is used to produce butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, milk powder and other processed milk products.