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Q: weight of a gallon of milk ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: weight of a gallon of milk
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: rolandio-ga
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Posted: 29 Dec 2002 08:14 PST
Expires: 28 Jan 2003 08:14 PST
Question ID: 134596
what is the weight of a gallon of cow milk?
Subject: Re: weight of a gallon of milk
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 29 Dec 2002 08:26 PST
Hello Rolandio, 

According to the MooMilk Website: 1 quart of milk weighs 2.15 pounds

The weight of a gallon of cow’s milk would weigh 4 x 2.15 = 8.6 pounds.

Dairy Cow Facts:
One gallon of milk weighs 8.6 lbs.

Source: North Carolina State University

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I hope you find this helpful.

Best Regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 29 Dec 2002 09:30 PST
"Milk production is generally reported by weight rather than volume.
The average dairy cow delivers 60 pounds (27 kg) of milk a day and
produces milk an average of 305 days out of the year. (..) Milk weighs
almost the same as water-8.6 pounds (3.9 kg) a gallon (3.8 L).
Therefore, the average dairy cow produces approximately 7 gallons (26
L) of milk a day and 2140 gallons (7930 L) of milk in 305
milk-producing days a year."

Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Website
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