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Fox 10 News and Kerr Family Dairy help kick off June Dairy Month

To celebrate National Milk Day and the start of June Dairy Month on June 1, Kerr Family Dairy hosted the Buckeye Summer Youth Program for a breakfast on the farm and dairy tour. Dairy farms all around the nation participated in the breakfast, and Fox 10 News was on hand to get reactions from the kids and share with viewers more information about how a dairy farm operates.

You can watch the full video below.

 

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AZ dairy farmer featured on ABC 15

The Valley is among the nation’s largest milk-producing regions but, in the heat of summer, it’s utterly important for farmers to keep their cows cool.

“We wouldn’t leave our children in the car unattended in the summertime. We have to kind of think that way to the cows,” Jason Van Der Toorn of Boschma Farms tells ABC15.

The more comfortable a cow is, the more milk it produces. Much like us, Van Der Toorn says the ideal temperature for a dairy cow is around 75 degrees. His farm has a computer-controlled system of fans and misters that automatically adjust to the elements.

“When we do what’s best for the cow, she’s more efficient and makes great milk for us,” he says.

Click here for full story on ABC15.com.

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Congrats to January’s Silver Apple Award winner!

Congrats to Ms. Bialik on receiving the 3TV Phoenix Silver Apple Award, presented by Javier Soto TV. The Silver Apple is proudly sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona.

Click here to watch the video on azfamily.com

Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
Silver Apple Award winner, Tia Bialik, with Arizona dairy farmer Jason Van Der Toorn, of Boschma Farms.
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Buy Local: Milk, cheese, yogurt made in Arizona

Did you know the milk you buy at Frys, Safeway, Albertsons, Bashas, AJ’s and Food City, was produced by an Arizona dairy farm family within two days of it being bottled and delivered to the stores?

On 12 News Arizona Midday, Dairy Council of Arizona’s Terri Verason, RD, features delicious and nutritious dairy products made right here in Arizona, including: Shamrock Farms, Arizona Farms Cheese, Danzeisen DairyFranklin Foods, and Ehrmann USA. [Click for list of AZ-Local-Products]