Most milk producers are multigenerational farms that market their milk through cooperatives. Milk is most often from the Holstein breed of cows with their distinctive black and white markings. New York family dairies provided 13 billion pounds of milk produced in 2013 in New York to make wholesome and delicious products such as cheeses, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, or bottled milk. For a completely different flavor profile, cheese makers and yogurt makers also use milk from sheep or goats to make specialty products.

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New York State is a leader in milk production, ranking fourth in the nation.

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New York State has earned the distinction of being the yogurt capital of the nation and yogurt is the official State snack.

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In 2014, New York produced 785 million pounds of cheese.