Dairy Industry News

  • Students learn where food comes from in ‘Farm to Table’ Week

    Apr 20, 2021 · WITN

    This week the Craven County School District is putting an emphasis on Farm To Table, and helping their students better understand where their food comes from.On Monday students at James W. Smith Elementary School kicked off the week learning about dairy cows and what it takes to get all of the milk and dairy products the kids consume.“It’s different than showing them a PowerPoint in the classroom, when they can actually see the cow in person, see how she is, see the process of her getting milked, see the actual milk, it just connects a lot better for them,” explained Courtney Bumgarner who is the Mobile Classroom Instructor for Southland Dairy Farms.Read Full Article

  • 'Got Milk?': Dairy is a major economic factor in Texas economy

    Mar 29, 2021 · Cove Herald

    ‘Got Milk?’ It is a popular campaign slogan that families across the nation and in Texas are asking on a regular basis as need for the drink increases.According to the Texas Association of Dairymen, 351 Texas Grade A Dairies, with an estimated 586,395 cows, produced more than 14.8 billion pounds of milk equating to more than 1.7 billion gallons, in 2020, up 7% from 2019.The total economic impact of the Texas dairy industry in 2018 was estimated at almost $4.3 billion. Milk is ranked fourth in Texas agriculture commodities for its economic impact.These are just a few of the facts that Copperas Cove High School students learned as the Copperas Cove FFA kicked off the celebration of National FFA Week with a presentation from Southwest Dairy Farms.Read Full Article

  • Research shows real milk supports immune health, bones & muscles

    Mar 3, 2021 · Morning Ag Clips

    Immune system support and disease prevention are top of mind for Americans stuck at home under the threat of Covid and in a cycle of inactivity led by excess time in front of computer, phone and television screens. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has partnered with researchers at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) Food for Health Institute to help consumers better understand the impact of real milk on the body to help counter deterioration. Real milk, when consumed as part of a healthy eating pattern, has been scientifically proven to help protect bones and muscles, and is a natural source of immune-boosting nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin D and protein. The nutrients in milk and dairy foods work together to produce unique health benefits that are hard to reproduce.Read Full Article

  • Diet modifications -- including more wine and cheese -- may help reduce cognitive decline, study suggests

    Feb 3, 2021 · Science Daily

    The foods we eat may have a direct impact on our cognitive acuity in our later years. This is the key finding of an Iowa State University research study spotlighted in an article published in the November 2020 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.Read Full Article

  • Willard School hosts mobile dairy

    Jan 11, 2021 · Ada News

    Fifth and sixth graders at Willard Grade Center had a special visitor Wednesday - a dairy cow named Snickers.The mobile dairy classroom was from Southwest Dairy Farmers, and was intended to educate children on how dairy products go from the farm to the grocery store, what kinds of dairy products are available, and how dairy products can contribute to a healthy diet.Read Full Article