Freshest Milk in Town
Meet the 2023 Minnesota Dairy Ambassadors!
Meet LukeDairy background: My family owns a dairy farm where we milk 240 Holstein cows twice a day! I was also involved in 4-H and FFA as a kid.
Education: Agricultural Communication and Marketing major at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities, President of the Gopher Dairy Club
Favorite dairy product: Queso— who doesn’t love hot cheese dip?
Meet GracieDairy background: My passion for dairy started when I was ten years old, and I showed my first calf at the Mille Lacs County Fair. From that moment on I’ve been in love and dairy and cows have played huge roles in my life.
Education: Agricultural Communication and Marketing major at the University of Minnesota
Favorite dairy product: I love all dairy products, but my favorite would have to be queso!
Meet BradyDairy background: On my family’s farm, we milks 125 Jersey cows, raise all of our young stock on farm, and run 200 acres of farmland. During the summer months, I show dairy at all levels of competition.
Education: Animal Science major with an emphasis on dairy production at the University of Minnesota
Favorite dairy product: Ice cream
How Much Do You Know About Dairy?
Meet Dairy Ambassador Luke Borst
Luke explains how freestyle farming is just one way dairy farmers prioritize the wellbeing of their cows. Midwest Dairy’s Ambassador Program is an educational and leadership opportunity for college students who are passionate about dairy
Meet Dairy Ambassador Gracie Ash
Gracie shares how dairy calves get their names. Midwest Dairy’s Ambassador Program is an educational and leadership opportunity for college students who are passionate about dairy.
Meet Dairy Ambassador Brady Giles
Brady shares more about dairy farmers’ sustainability practices. The dairy industry has set a goal to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. Midwest Dairy’s Ambassador Program is an educational and leadership opportunity for college students who are passionate about dairy
When You Buy Milk, We Give Back
From the Dairy Case
Cheers to CheeseWhen your fridge is stocked with blocks of cheese (looking at you, Cheddar, Swiss, and Pepper Jack!), you’re just steps away from fast, fun, and easy appetizers. Try these recipes that turn a humble block of cheese into a snack that wows for picnics, playdates, and summer soirees alike.
Ice Cream DreamsWhat’s a better summertime dessert than ice cream? And with a whole freezer-full of options available at Cub— made from fresh, calcium-rich dairy, no less— there’s a flavor to please everyone.
Did You Know?
On average, Americans consume about two servings of dairy a day. Adding just one more serving of dairy would help fill the average American’s nutrient gap.
The average dairy cow produces anywhere from 6 to 8 gallons of milk per day, or about 125 glasses. The average dairy cow produces more than 2,000 gallons of milk every year.
Believe it or not, most people usually live within 100 miles or less from a local dairy farm, which means the milk you enjoy every day is fresh and local. A win-win!
Did you know that cheese is great for your teeth? Research shows that eating cheese right after a meal or as a snack helps reduce tooth decay.
You’re not the only one who can get into a steady groove listening to your favorite playlist. Researchers have found that many cows tend to produce more milk when classical music is played.
Good news for athletes! Chocolate milk contains an optimal ratio of carbohydrates-to-proteins making it ideal to refuel tired muscles. Chocolate milk is almost twice as effective as commercial sports drinks.