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Rhonda S.    Posted 04-27-2004 at 14:12:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi everyone. My question is: What exactly is 2%milk, 1%milk and skim milk. My husband and I were having a discussion about this and I think that whole milk is milk with nearly all the butter fat left in, 2%milk is milk that has all but 2% of the butter fat taken out and so on. Does anyone know? If so please let me know. My email address is Thanks.

Alvin NE WI    Posted 04-27-2004 at 17:19:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am a dairy farmer in Wisconsin. When you buy a gallon of milk at the store and it states whole milk with Vit D, it has 3.2 % fat through the whole country, which thay state as standaRDIZED, SO IT IS THE SAME ALL OVER. SAME WITH THE 2%, 1% OR SKIM WHICH HAS 0% FAT OR MORE LIKE COLORED WHITE WATER. [dang caps] When the milk leaves the farm the fat percent cam be any where from 3 -6% depending what color the cows are. Here in Wi it is not legal to sell milk from the farm at less than 3%. Go figure. The cream that is removed from the milk to bring the fat content to 3.2 is used for butter, etc. Hope I explained it half way. Alvin

Lazy Al    Posted 04-27-2004 at 16:26:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
The way I thought it was . Is whole milk is just that whole milk . 3 to 4 percent butter fat . 2percent and skim milk has all the butter fat removed and the 2 percent has the 2 percent added back to it . The vitamin D it's just run under a light to add that . JMHO

bob ny    Posted 04-27-2004 at 15:19:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
when we had the farm the creamery listed the current price per hwt based on 3.4 butterfat as holstien cows averaged that. farmers got more for higher fat and less for lower fat.after they took out for butter, cheese and whateverthe normal whole milk ended at 2.6 % the 2% was added for yuppies so an additional price could be added at the store. you know the american way if it costs more it's better

STEVE19438    Posted 04-27-2004 at 14:56:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
SKIM IS FOR DRINKIN, 2% is for cereal, whole is for smashed taters!

Alias    Posted 04-27-2004 at 14:40:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
As I understand it, and I may be wrong, vitamin D milk has about 4 percent butter fat after the cream has been removed. 2 percent has, as you would expect, 2 percent butter fat. While, skim milk is theoritically fat free. Now, I wouldn't make any bets on what I've just written. Well, maybe a small bet........gfp

Clipper    Posted 04-27-2004 at 14:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are correct....the butter fat left in the milk determines what it is marketed at....sadly there is no cream in it....the ice cream makers get the good stuff :^(

I sure miss getting fresh cream outta the old bulk tank....sniff,sniff.....

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