In The Lone Star State, Milk Is Worth $2B - How Moving West Jump-Started Texas Dairy
by Michael Marks, Texas Standard
Posted: 2018-02-14 15:44:31 EST

Texas cattle are known more for their beef than their milk. That’s for good reason – the Lone Star State is the country’s leader in beef production by a wide margin.

But don’t count out Texas dairy. Milk production is on the rise in the state, and that’s thanks in part to a move westEllen Jordan, a professor and dairy specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, says the Texas produces over 12 billion pounds of milk.

“Which means we’ve got about $2 billion in milk value on the farm,” she says. “Our producers rank sixth in the nation currently, but probably we’ll move up to fifth in the nation after we get in the final numbers from 2017.”

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