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Dispelling “Udder Nonsense” Dairy Myths with the Nevada Dairymen



June is National Dairy Month, and the Nevada Dairymen & Dairy Council, which works on behalf of Nevada’s dairy farmers to promote and support local dairy from farm to table, are dispelling common “Udder Nonsense” dairy myths. 

Some of the most common dairy myths include the idea that milk has antibiotics in it, that milk causes acne and surprisingly, that chocolate milk comes from brown cows! You can learn the truth about these dairy myths from our fun and educational dairy month videos, featuring the Udder Nonsense puppets. Head to nevadamilk.com/nonsense and Facebook @nevadamilk for more information.

Throughout the month of June, you can visit Bibo Coffee Co., Hub Coffee Roasters, Swill Coffee and Wine, Coffee Bar, Bike Shop Coffee, Code Coffee, and Lighthouse Coffee to receive commemorative Udder Nonsense coffee sleeves with your order. 

The Dairymen are partnering with several restaurants in the region with dairy-inspired menu specials. All month, Sassafras in Carson City is serving up their specialty vegetarian “Cheezeno Burger.” Liberty Food & Wine Exchange in Reno is serving their Perla di Zafferano dessert all month too. Every Tuesday, The Slanted Porch in Fallon is preparing “Sand Hill Dairy Mac n’ Cheese.” And Two Chicks in Reno is serving a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast Quesadilla from June 17-23. Foodies are encouraged to sample the delights of dairy at our restaurant partners.

The Dairyman send a special thank you to their partners for supporting June Dairy Month: Bibo Coffee Co., Hub Coffee Roasters, Swill Coffee and Wine, Coffee Bar, Bike Shop Coffee, Code Coffee, Lighthouse Coffee, Sassafras, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, The Slanted Porch, and Two Chicks.

“We’re thrilled to have so much support for Nevada’s dairy farmers from the community,” said Libby Lovig, Nevada Dairymen & Dairy Council general manager. “Milk from cows is one of Nevada’s largest agricultural exports, and local dairy greatly affects our local economies.”

Dairy month began in 1937 as a way to distribute extra milk during the heat of summer. Dairy is just as important today as it was back then. Milk from cows is one of Nevada’s most popular and profitable agricultural commodities. In the 2012 agricultural census, cows’ milk was valued at more than $125 million, and in 2018, Nevada’s dairy cows produced 734 million pounds of milk. Dairy farmers have been a longstanding part of many Nevada communities, with some dairy farms dating back more than 50 years. 

About Nevada Dairymen

The Nevada Dairymen represent the hard work and dedication of Nevada’s dairy farm families. The organization endeavors to provide its dairy-farmer investors with a return on their investment and enhance the financial stability of Nevada’s dairy industry while driving demand for locally-produced dairy products through coordinated marketing, dairy image and nutrition programs.

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