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How many pounds of feed does a 1,500 pound dairy cow eat in one day?
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Making Milk's Carbon Footprint Even Smaller:
Raising dairy cattle, processing milk into dairy products, getting them to you table and even the waste from packaging dairy products accounts for just 2% of GHG emissions in the U.S. Dairy farm families are working to lower that number even further with an aggressive goal of becoming net carbon neutral - or better - by 2050.
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How to Select the Best Dairy:
Dairy products include milk and products made from milk that is derived from an animal. While dairy most commonly comes from cows, sheep and goat milk* is also readily available. Dairy includes products such as cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, ice cream, butter, and more. The primary types of milk sold in stores are whole milk (approx. 3.5% milk fat), reduced-fat milk (2% total milk fat), low-fat or skim milk (1% total milk fat), and fat-free. For reference, milk contains approximately 3-4% milk fat straight from the cow. Always check the dates on the packaging to ensure you buy fresh dairy products. Click here for more information.
No-Churn Milk and Cookies Ice Cream:
Don’t have an ice cream maker? No worries, this super simple and super delicious ice cream will certainly please ice cream lovers of all ages.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 quart
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies
Place cream in large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add milk and mix on low until well combined, followed by the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in about a third of the cookie crumbles.
Transfer a third of the mixture to a large freezer-safe container and sprinkle a layer of cookies on top. Repeat layers ending with a top layer of cookie. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Freeze Time: 6-24 hours
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Photo and recipe are courtesy of thedairyalliance.com.