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Oklahoma State Beverage

Splashing milk - click to see all state food symbols
Photo of a milk splash © Denis-Carl Robidoux on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution. All Food & Agricultural Symbols - Food Holidays.

Milk

Milk was designated the official state beverage of Oklahoma in 1985. Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients.

Milk products - click to see all state food symbols
Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt - public domain photo from USDA:
 Facts about Dairy Products: Kids Corner.
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A single cow can produce up to 8 gallons of milk, consume about 80 pounds of feed, and drink 30 to 40 gallons of water per day. Milked twice a day, Maryland cows produced 1.365 billion pounds of milk in 1999. Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients.

Holstein calf - click to see all state food & agricultural symbols
Holstein calf photo by Ian Hayhurst on Flickr -
noncommercial use permitted with attribution | share alike.
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Only a portion of the milk produced is drank as a beverage, the rest is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, milk powder and other processed products.

Source:
Adventure into the Dairy Industry: Moo Milk.com
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Adventure into the Dairy Industry: Moo Milk.com
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Oklahoma Symbols & Icons:

animal 1-2-3 
mammal - fish
bird 1 - 2
flower 1-2-3
butterfly
insect - reptile
amphibian
fossil -crystal
rock - soil
tree - grass

flag - seal - quarter
name - nickname
motto - poem
tartan - colors
folk dance
theater - cartoon
instrument 1 - 2
songs: 1-2-3-4-5-6
meal - beverage
vegetable - fruit
 

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