South Carolina Dairy Facts
were 16,000 cows on 75 dairy farms in the state in 2013.
dairy cow in SC produced 1,919 gallons of milk.
dairy cow produced an average of 6.3 gallons of milk per day in 2013.
98% of the milk produced in SC was used and consumed in the form of fluid milk
was a total of 30.7 million gallons of milk produced in SC in 2013.
average value of a day’s milk in 2013 was $11.37 per cow.
dairy cow cost about $1,495.
typical dairy herd has about 200 milking cows.
are 2 commercial processing plants operated in N. Charleston and Spartanburg.
receipts for milk was $55.5 million during 2013.
ranked 39th in milk production, 37th in the number of
milk cows, 40th in milk output per cow, and 41st in the
number of licensed dairy operations during 2013.
cows produce more milk. Dairy farmers work with animal nutritionists to ensure
their cows get the nutrition they need.
farmers work closely with veterinarians to keep their cows healthy and
cow produces the milk that 100 cows once produced.
cow consumes more than 100 pounds of food and 50 gallons of water each day.
newborn calf can walk within 2 hours of birth.
cow has 4 stomachs.
and dairy foods produce about 73% of the calcium in our food supply.
Did you know that . . .
- milk is never touched by human hands?
- homogenization is the process that gives milk its rich, white color and smooth texture?
- pasteurization is the process that ensures that milk and dairy products are safe?
- cows have an acute sense of smell? They can smell something up to 6 miles away.
- a cow drinks about 40 gallons of water a day?
- cows are fashionable? Their ears are pierced, not with pearls and diamonds, but with little jewels called ear tags.
Lexington County Farm-City
Clayton Rawl Farms, Inc.
Lexington County Farm Bureau
Lexington School District I Center for Advanced Agribusiness Research, Pelion
Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District
Price's Country Store
Roof's Basket Works, Inc.
Sandhills Young Farmer & Agribusiness Chapter
South State Bank
W. P. Law, Inc.
W. P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.
Wingard's Nursery & Garden Center