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Current Dietary Guidelines recommend those 9 years and older get three servings of dairy every day. The recommendation is two servings of dairy every day for children 2 – 3 years old and 2 ½ servings for children 4 – 8 years old. A serving is considered to be one of the following: 8 ounces... R… Learn More
According to the USDA, no distinctions should be made between organically and non-organically produced products in terms of quality, appearance or safety. All milk is required to be tested to the same standards. Organic and regular milk contain the same nine essential vitamins and minerals that make… Learn More
Alternative beverages are not milk. They are highly processed beans, nuts and grains that do not pack the 9 essential nutrients that cow’s milk does. Other beverages often lack the same amounts of protein, calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients found in milk. Be sure to check the nutrition panels … Learn More
Decades ago cheese got a bad rap, but recent studies have consistently found that a higher intake of dairy saturated fat is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, especially in women. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Council Committee agrees and takes it a step further, stating that … Learn More
We do extensive antibiotic screening on every load of milk that arrives at Idaho Milk Products. If a load of milk is detected to contain antibiotics, that entire load of milk is rejected, as is required by law, and current protocol calls for sending that load to a digester for disposal. This program… Learn More
Yes and the amounts are highly controlled. Non-protein nitrogen is simply nitrogen that is not incorporated into amino acids and protein. The two biggest sources of non-protein nitrogen on our dairies are urea and haylage. Particular quantities of non-protein nitrogen are necessary for rumen h… Learn More
The protein source is plant, mainly from soy, canola, and alfalfa.
A full 75% of the feed to the cows is Idaho grown. Mainly corn, alfalfa, and barley are grown in Idaho and fed to our cows. The other 25% are grain by-products following removal of certain human consumption products; examples, soy and canola meal following oil removal and cotton seed following cotto… Learn More
Our feed is a mixture of alfalfa hay, corn silage, grain mix, and minerals.
Sweet whey powder (SWP) and skim milk powder/nonfat dry milk (SMP/NFDM) both contain significant mineral content and mineral composition is similar to MPP. SWP is almost equivalent to MPP in mineral composition while SMP/NFDM possesses a higher calcium content than MPP. You should be able to substit… Learn More