Oregon State Beverage



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

Official State Beverage of Oregon

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. All State Foods &  Beverages

The Oregon Bluebook says; "Tillamook County has long been known for its dairy farms and now Morrow County has seen growth in the number and size of its dairy operations."

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.



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


Happy cows at Wyke Farms doing the Spring dance