Editor's note: There are enough fascinating facts about dairy farming to fill much more than one month's calendar with content, but we think this post by Dairy Carrie, spotlighting a different dairy fact every day over the month of June, does a great job of answering many of the questions people ask about dairy farming! We hope you'll find this post as interesting and educational as we did.

Have other questions about dairy farming? Visit Carrie's blog, DairyCarrie.com, where you'll find plenty of farm facts mixed in with great writing and amazing photography!


June Dairy Month may be over but these dairy facts are here to stay! These super pinable (hint, hint!) pictures are a great way to share a little dairy knowledge! So if you're a teacher looking for facts about the dairy industry or just a dairy lover....here are 29 facts about cows, cheese, milk and all things dairy!

Calves are born with teeth

How much do cows eat?

How much antibiotics are used in cows?

What is a cow's temperature?

(Technically they can sweat, but not effectively enough to cool themselves.)

How much do cows drink?

average size of a dairy farm

What are cheese curds?

How long are cows pregnant?

Where is my milk from?

Ultrasounding cows.

Gouda Cheese facts

Average age of farmers.

Are all farms the same?

What is a silo?

How many dairy farms are there?

Why do farmers use artificial insemination?

Wisconsin cheese facts.

What is corn silage?

What is colostrum?

98% of all US farms are family owned.

Why do farmers give antibiotics?

Why are some milk cows red?

What do cows sleep on?

Cows jumping on each other

What do cows eat?

How much milk does it take to make cheese?

Feeding beer to cows.

Most popular ice cream flavor

Do dairy farmers care about their cows?