Each year, the Cornell Teaching Dairy produces over 4 million pounds of milk, 150,000 pounds of cream, and 130,000 pounds of protein that help feed the campus and other local consumers.
Cornell Dairy has been producing its own cheese, Big Red Cheddar, since 2013
New York State is the largest producer of yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream in the country
Annual direct sales from dairy farms in New York State exceed $2.6 billion (>55% of statewide agricultural receipts)
New York State has 620,000 mature dairy cows, the 3rd largest number of dairy cows in the U.S. (CA is 1st, WI is 2nd)
100,000 dairy cows are within an hour drive of Cornell, providing ready access to a living laboratory unequaled by any other university
The Cornell Dairy made 450 gallons of “24 Garrett Swirl” ice cream for the inauguration of Cornell’s chocolate-loving 13th President, Elizabeth Garrett