Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do Oak Farms Dairy products always taste so fresh?

A: Our delicious milk comes fresh from local dairies and our other dairy products are prepared in Oak Farm plants right here in the Southwest, where you live. That means Oak Farms products get to you faster and fresher than any other dairy.

Q: Where is Oak Farms Dairy located?

A: Oak Farms is located in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, but we have facilities all over the Southwest to help us get our products to you as fresh as possible.

Q: Does Oak Farms produce more than milk?

A: You bet! In addition to farm-fresh milk, we offer a delicious line of cultured products, such as cottage cheese, sour cream and French onion dip. We also offer drinks ranging from tea to fruit punch and orange juice.

Q: Where can I find Oak Farms products?

A: You can find Oak Farms products in numerous stores across the Southwest primarily in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Check our distribution map to find an Oak Farms retailer near you! (Coming soon!)

Q: At what temperature should I set my refrigerator to keep my Oak Farms milk as fresh as possible?

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A: It's best to keep the temperature in your refrigerator between 33° to 38° Fahrenheit to keep your milk fresh. When the temperature of milk increases above 38° the product life begins to decrease. We recommend keeping a thermometer in your fridge, so you know you're maintaining the best temperature for your dairy products.

Q: What else can I do to keep my Oak Farms milk tasting fresh?

A: Everyone loves the farm-fresh flavor of Oak Farms milk. And to make that fresh flavor last there are a couple of steps you can take. First, minimize the time your Oak Farms milk is unrefrigerated - your milk should be the last thing you put in your grocery cart and the first thing you put in your fridge when you get home. Second, place your Oak Farms milk jug as close to the rear of your refrigerator as possible to keep it at the coldest temperature.

Q: When were the first dairy cows brought to America?

While cows were first domesticated about 5,000 years ago, the first dairy cows were not brought to America until the 17th century – arriving in Jamestown, Virginia in 1611.

Q: How much food do cows eat each day?

Cows drink about a bathtub full of water and eat around 40 pounds of food a day! Cows spend about 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud (regurgitated, partially digested food) a day – that’s 14 hours!

Q: Do cows really have four stomachs?

Cows don’t have four stomachs – they have four digestive compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasums).

Q: How much milk does a dairy cow make in a day?

An average cow, milked twice a day, produces about 10 gallons of milk a day – that’s 160 glasses of milk!

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