Dairy Consumption Up Pt 1

Dairy Consumption Up Pt 1

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Dairy does not appear to be dying.

Following a 50-year growth trend, U.S. consumers continue to crave delicious dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and butter.

12.4 pounds, specifically, that’s how much U.S. dairy consumption – per person – increased in 2021.

Data from the USDA Economic Research Service reports a new record of 667 pounds of dairy consumed per capita in the United States.

That kind of increase has a direct bottom-line impact and excites industry leaders like Jeff Lyon, of Farm-First Dairy Cooperative …

LYON … “That was outstanding news. And I think the dairy farmers should take a look at that because they’re the ones that have put the dollars in. And I think it shows that the work that the various promotion groups are doing is making tremendous strides, and people do love dairy, they want dairy as part of their diet. It’s obvious that you can see that.”

The upward trend actually began in 1975, when USDA started tracking dairy consumption.

But a result from the COVID pandemic had an unexpected benefit for dairy producers, and partially fueled last year’s dairy surge.

Tune in tomorrow for more.

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