What Country Does Milk Come From?


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Milk comes from every country in the world.

The white substance is high in proteins and fat, and is produced by the mammary glands of mammals all over the world.

As far as the milk we consume in our coffee and breakfast cereals goes, this comes from cows.

Cows can also be found in every country of the world.

What country does milk come from? Any country that has milk-producing animals can claim to have milk but, in terms of cow milk, no country produces more than India.

This is because India's cow population is the largest in the world, totaling 281 million cows (which is more cows than there are people in Brazil).

As far as drinking milk, no country does it better than the good ol' US of A.

The United States is the world's biggest consumer of milk - with 2010 consumption figures reaching 87,461,300 tonnes.

The US also has the 4th largest cow population in the world.

To get to the source of the milk, you may be interested in finding out exactly where cows came from in the first place. Those that graze our fields today originated from two different sub-species:

  • Bos taurus- which originated in Europe.
  • Bos indicus- which originated in India.

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