County lawmakers to recognize Dairy Month

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June is traditionally Dairy Month, a status that will be recognized by the Oneida County Board of Legislators.

The annual proclamation declaring June as Dairy Month in the county is on the agenda for Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, the list of dairy items made in New York goes on and on.

According to the resolution, the county “is one of the leaders in the production of dairy products in New York state, with over 200 dairy farms with over 16,000 milking cows producing 160,000 gallons of milk per day, having an economic impact in the millions of dollars in regional sales.” Yearly milk sales top $60 million in value.

County Dairy Princess Abigail Wratten will be recognized as well.

The Board of Legislators meets Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the County Office Building, Utica.

The annual celebration of the contributions of milk and the dairy industry originated in 1937.

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