10 Interesting Facts About Milk

We thought, because it is World Milk Day, we’d put together a collection of facts and fun GIFs for you to enjoy!


To make one gallon of ice cream, it takes 12 pounds of whole milk


We as humans are the only species on Earth that consumes milk from another animal


Both humans and cows have 32 teeth


It takes a cow between 50 and 70 hours to produce milk

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Much of the world’s population can’t adequately digest it due to lactose intolerance


UK dairy farmers produce 14 billion litres of milk each year


It is the best source of calcium for our body


It contains 90% water which helps to rehydrate the body

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baby dressed as cows - milk


A cow must give birth before she can produce it


A mother’s milk changes depending on whether she gave birth to a male or female

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  • Rapid microbiology

  • Dairy analysis

  • Hygiene monitoring

  • Somatic cell count

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