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How can I tell if the gallon of milk I purchased was produced in Michigan?

Each container of milk is identified by a 5-digit code. The code includes a 2-digit state code followed by a 3-digit processing plant code. Milk produced in Michigan is identified by the state code 26.

No single dairy farm family is successful on its own.

You’ve heard the saying “It takes a village…” In the case of producing the highest quality dairy products here in Michigan, it really does take a village. Dairy farmers are important parts of their community, and the community is equally important to dairy farmers. Veterinarians, animal nutritionists, milk truck drivers, bankers and processors are just a few of the community members dairy farmers work with regularly. Together, they work in partnership with dairy farmers and Michigan’s dairy industry so we can enjoy fresh, high-quality milk, cheese and yogurt.

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Learn more about Michigan’s dairy industry

Learn more about locally-produced dairy foods and the industry that helps drive our state’s economy.

MI DAIRY FACTS