June Dairy Month – A Longstanding Tradition

A Longstanding Tradition

June Dairy month is a beloved tradition in Wisconsin for many decades. The recognition began out of necessity, as a way to widely distribute extra milk once the weather started to turn warmer. By 1939, June became the official “dairy month” and is still widely celebrated today.

In Marshfield, Nelson-Jameson has the pleasure of participating in a few events during June Dairy Month. We can be found serving at the June Dairy Breakfast, and holding a spot in the annual DairyFest parade—to name a few.

Aside from parades and festivities, we are proud to be an integral part of the dairy and food industry. For 75 years, we have been providing food manufacturers with the supplies and services they need to produce safe, quality food.

We strive to attain supply chain excellence through attentive customer service, comprehensive technical expertise, sophisticated logistics and elevated industry acumen. Watch our value of partnering video series on our About Us page to see why Nelson-Jameson is so much more than a supplier.

These products and services, coupled with the same Golden Rule principles and integrity that directed the company during its early years, now proudly serve the food industry worldwide—Some may say we are aging like a good cheese!

Some Interesting Dairy Facts:

  • Farmers measure milk in pounds, not gallons—8.6 pounds per gallon is the standard.
  • It takes about 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese and just over 21 pounds to make a pound of butter.
  • Wisconsin is the only state where Lindburger cheese is produced. 
  • Dairy cows eat about 100 pounds of food every day and drink 25-50 gallons of water. 
  • America’s favorite ice cream flavor is good old vanilla! The second favorite is chocolate.
  • Home delivery of milk started in 1942 as a conservation measure during WWII. 
  • Early cheesemakers shaped Edam into balls to roll down the gang planks of ships for easy transport. 
  • In the nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet, the curds and whey were an early version of cottage cheese.
  • Once common in England, newlyweds used to be presented with a pot of butter, symbolizing wealth and fertility. 

Do you have some dairy trivia knowledge you’d like to share with us? We would love to hear it— simply leave a comment below to share! 

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