Got real milk? Today’s legal minimum standard for the fat content of “whole milk” is 3.25 percent. But is this milk “whole”? In 1929, major dairy cow breeds showed milkfat ranges from 2.9 to 8.4 percent. The average for American industrial dairy herds today is about 4 percent, with the best herds easily achieving 5 to 5.5 percent.
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