See how the dairy industry stacks up when it comes to ice cream, and how AgAmerica supports dairy farming.
The dairy industry is one of the largest sectors in agriculture, and seeing as it’s the source of everyone’s favorite summer sweet treat—ice cream—it’s not hard to see why. August is jam-packed with nationally-designated days that celebrate ice cream. There’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2nd, Banana Split Day on August 10th, Ice Cream Pie Day on the 18th, and many more. Since all of these ice cream celebrations were made possible by the dairy industry, it’s only fitting to give a round of applause to those in dairy farming as well. Check out some facts about dairy and ice cream below, and explore how AgAmerica supports this important industry.
Ice Cream Dairy Facts
Ice cream just isn’t possible without the dairy industry and dairy farming—milk is the main ingredient. According to DairyGood.org, 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezers at any given time, meaning nine out of ten Americans should thank a dairy farmer as soon as possible. Our country’s favorite flavor is vanilla, likely because it pairs so well with other desserts—think pie a la mode—and with various toppings—from berries to nuts to sprinkles.
According to the WisconsinCheesemen.com, dairy cows have their work cut out for them. It takes 12 pounds of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream. The milk used to make ice cream must have at least 10% milkfat.
AgAmerica and the Dairy Industry
AgAmerica Lending is proud to help the producers in the dairy industry who work tirelessly day in and day out to supply the country’s desire for dairy. For instance, see how we helped one California dairy farm to move their operation to Florida with a $2.4 million-dollar loan featuring attractive terms.