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Saturday Is National Milk Day

Saturday is National Milk day -- a date selected in honor of the first milk delivered in a bottle on Jan. 11, 1878. Here's some fun facts about milk from

  • A cow drinks approximately 30 to 40 gallons of water each day!
  • Mother cows produce up to 8 gallons of milk per day.
  • During Homogenization the butter fat is broken up and mixed into the rest of the milk.
  • The Pasteurization process consists off quickly heating the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit, killing any bacteria that might be found in the milk.
  • More here.

Question: How much cow's milk do you drink in an average week?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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