Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How did McArthur Dairy get its start?

A: In 1929, J. Neville McArthur started his own dairy with just 20 tan Jersey cows and the help of two buddies who were willing to work for food and lodging. His perseverance, steadfast integrity and dedication to the highest standards of quality won him the loyalty of families from Vero Beach to the Florida Keys. For more information visit our history page.

Q: Why do McArthur products always taste so fresh?

A: Our delicious milk is backed by our 5 Point Purity Promise®. That means it is cold shipped from your trusted dairy at the peak of freshness!

Q: Where is McArthur dairy located?

A: We are headquartered in beautiful Hollywood, Florida.

Q: Does McArthur Dairy only produce milk?

A: No! Along with our delicious McArthur DairyPure milk, we offer a variety of creams, buttermilks, juices and teas.

Q: At what temperature should I set my refrigerator to keep my McArthur 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: Where can I find McArthur products?

A: McArthur products are available in numerous retail souther Florida.

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

A: Everyone loves the farm-fresh flavor of McArthur DairyPure milk. And to make that fresh flavor last there are a couple of steps you can take. First, minimize the time your 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 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!