Dairy Fun Facts

Have you ever wondered...

Dairy Fun Fact: What does Canada’s Food Guide recommend about milk?

Canada’s food guide recommends milk as a healthy drink option other than water. It also recommends eating a variety of protein foods, including milk!

Dairy Fun Fact: What is Pasteurization?

Pasteurization destroys pathogens (disease-causing organisms) but does not alter the nutritional value of milk.

Dairy Fun Fact: Do Brown Cows Make Chocolate Milk?

Unfortunately brown cows do not make chocolate milk. We use regular fresh milk and add the chocolate in ourselves.

Dairy Fun Fact: How Much Does a Cow Weigh?

On average a dairy cow weighs between 600-750 kg.

Dairy Fun Fact: How Much Milk Can One Cow Make?

Here in BC a cow can produce as much as 30 litres of milk a day and almost 9500 litres of milk a year.

Dairy Fun Fact: Why Do Dairy Cows Produce Milk?

As a mammal, Dairy cows produce milk once they have a baby. The milk serves as food for the young calf, but the mother (also known as the dam) produces too much milk for her calf so we receive the rest.

Dairy Fun Fact: Can Cows Sweat?

Cows actually don’t sweat!

Dairy Fun Fact: Can Male Cows Make Milk?

Male cattle are called bulls and they do not produce milk.

Dairy Fun Fact: What’s in Your Milk?

Milk contains water and many other nutrients that help us to have a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Dairy Fun Fact: How Much Do Cows Eat and Drink Per Day?

Cows drink about a bathtub full of water and eat about 50 kilograms of food (or 1675 servings of cereal) a day.

Dairy Fun Facts: What Do Cows Do All Day?

Cows spend about 10 hours a day eating, 8 hours a day lying down and 6 hours a day on their feet, being milked, walking around their stalls and socializing with their herd mates.