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    Fast Facts: Nov. 19

    • Studies have shown that milk and other dairy products are better for the bones than calcium supplements.
    • It takes more than 20 pounds of milk to produce one pound of butter, but only half as much to make one pound of cheese or ice cream.
    • Reduced-fat milk, at 2 percent, contains between one half and two thirds as much fat as whole milk, which is 3.5 percent fat.
    • A cow’s udder must be squeezed around 350 times to give one gallon of fresh milk.
    • Thanks to genetic improvements and technological advances, today’s cows may provide 10 gallons of milk per day, several times the natural amount.
    • Geneticists are attempting to develop cows that will produce milk more easily tolerated by the millions of lactose-intolerant people.

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