Dairy calf and farmer

Have you ever considered what life would be like if cows and dairy farmers didn’t exist? I mean, how would that affect our food, especially in grocery stores?

Well, one obvious thing that would vanish would be milk. No milk for cereal, no milk for baking, no milk for pudding.

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Charlotte Quick lives in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.

What else would be missing? Well, there wouldn’t be any heavy cream for whipped cream, which would mean no whipped cream for ice cream sundaes. But wait! There couldn’t be any ice cream either since there wouldn’t be any milk to make ice cream with. Can you imagine that, life with no ice cream?

On top of that, we wouldn’t have any butter for our toast, or cream cheese for our bagels, or even any cheese to go with our crackers.

I’ll admit, it’s hard to imagine life without dairy.

Now imagine all that we do have with dairy. We have milk for cereal, cheese sticks and yogurt for snacks, ice cream for dessert, and so much more, making it easy to get your three nutritious servings of dairy each day. Don’t you agree that life’s better with a little dairy?

None of this could be possible without the dedicated and tireless hard work of our beloved dairy farmers and their cows. If cows and dairy farmers didn’t exist, we would have to use almond milk in our cereal ... and that’s just nut juice.

So, the next time you see a dairy farmer make sure to thank them for all that they do in order to make sure our grocery store shelves are loaded with a wide variety of delicious and nutritious dairy products. They deserve our thanks.

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