About National Milk Day
National Milk Day falls on January 11th to observe this day in 1878 when milk was first delivered to American homes inside sterilized glass bottles.
Alexander Campbell of New York brought milk to his customers in sealed bottles. Previously, a milkman ladled milk from his container into the purchaser’s container.
The milk bottle was developed and patented in 1877 and the New York Dairy Company is said to have had the first factory producing milk bottles.
- Did you know? Cow’s milk is more hydrating than water.
Don't confuse today with World Milk Day. That takes place on June 1st.
Milk Production Stats
According to USDA’s Economics, Statistics and Market Information System, Milk Production: “Released December 20, 2021, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).”
“November Milk Production in the United States down 0.4 Percent
- Milk production in the United States during November totaled 18.0 billion pounds, down 0.4 percent from November 2020.
- Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,922 pounds for November, 3 pounds above November 2020.
- The number of milk cows on farms in the United States was 9.39 million head, 47,000 head less than November 2020, and 10,000 head less than October 2021.”
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