On May 27, 2015, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets signed a proclamation declaring June as Dairy Month in Nebraska.
Out of the United States, Nebraska ranks 26th in total milk production – accounting for about $300 million of Nebraska’s annual agriculture receipts says the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Making dairy, Nebraska’s sixth largest agriculture industry. In 2015 about 152 million gallons of milk were produced in the state (Midwest Dairy).
“One diary cow is responsible for roughly five to six thousand dollars per year being spend within a 50 mile radius of where she produces milk,” says Preside of the NE Dairy Association, Bill Thiele. This money goes back into equipment, feed and fuel.
Dairy provides nine essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin, and niacin (niacin equivalents). More information on Dairy 3 For Me can be found here.