Dairy Today Readers Respond
Why Are There Five Classifications of Milk?
Apr 16, 2013
To the editors at Agweb:
We are writing to ask why there are classifications of milk, one through five. This was set up back in the ice age, when you cut the ice off of the ponds, and the cans of milk were cooled that way.
Milk products that you buy in the store are all listed as grade A...printed on the side of the product. It doesn’t matter whether it is fluid milk, sour cream, butter, cottage cheese, hard cheese, or yogurt. It is all classified as grade A. The NY State Dept. of Agriculture doesn’t need to take money out of our milk check just to keep the fat cats warm or cool in their offices.
The Chicago Market Exchange, or the Boston Milk Market are not needed. They just take money from our farmers’ pockets.
John and Jan Frederick
2090 McBurney Rd.
Clifton Springs, NY 14432