Irish Blessing

May there always be work
for your hands to do;

May your purse always
hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine
on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain
to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend
always be near you;

May God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you

Arizona Dairy Facts

Milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is processed into more than 1.5 billion pounds of butter, more than 9.7 billion pounds of cheese, more than 1.5 billion pounds of nonfat dry milk, and nearly 1.5 billion pounds of ice cream.

Dairy herds in the United States are quite diverse. The average dairy herd in the United States has about 128 cows. Arizona has the largest dairies, averaging approximately 2000 cows, followed by California, which averages 824 cows; the remaining top five include New Mexico with an average of 814 cows, Idaho with 684 cows, and Washington with 313 cows.

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Check out these videos on the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s website that capture the commitment and dedication of U.S. dairy farmers:

U.S. Dairy Export Council chairman Paul Rovey talks about his
multi-generational farm and the potential for his country being the
world's most dependable supplier of dairy products:

In 1995, U.S. dairy farmers formed the U.S. Dairy Export Council. That year, U.S.exports totaled $982 million. They now exceed $6 billion. As a dairy farmer,
I’m proud to provide nutritious dairy products to millions worldwide.

Watch “U.S. Dairy Exports: A Growth Story” to learn more.

The Rovey Family Celebrates Tamara and Travis'
September Wedding, Arizona Style!

Tamara's Bouquet Toss. Who will the lucky heifer be?

Paul Rovey accepts award for Agriculturist of the Year from the Arizona State FFA. Paul was cited for his leadership and innovation.

Every day, calves are born on Ponderovey Dairy. Our animals must be healthy and well cared-for in order to produce pure, wholesome milk. Dairy cows receive regular medical care, including periodic check-ups, vaccinations and prompt treatment of illness. We depend on healthy cows for our livelihood. We care for our herds by providing a nutritious diet, good medical care and healthy living conditions.

Responsibility to Our Community Through Sustainability

The dairy industry has a history of caring for the land and providing nutrient-rich dairy foods, and has committed to continuous improvement in its own production methods as well as to meet the needs of a growing population.

We support practices that make economic sense, help the environment and are socially responsible to our community and our world — e.g., reducing energy use, reducing cooling and packaging costs, and recycling manure into renewable energy.

Dairy farmers are working together to measure the carbon footprint for each stage of milk production. Our goal is to produce nutritious dairy products while further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.