8.6 is the industry standard, but mine varies between 8.3 and 8.5, according to my scale, and I believe according to the cream content.
Roseanna had a little thing she put out on another post something like this 1 pound per pint 2 pounds per quart and a gallon is just a little over 4 quarts.
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it is 2 cups to a pint 2 pints to a quart 4 quarts to a gal and when I measure a gal to feed to the calves I weigh it my scale is set to the calf bucket that has mesurments on the inside. hanging on the scale it reads 0 add 1 gal of milk and it is 8lbs ,wholle milk with butterfat , Suzanne
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Post by DostThouHaveMilk on Oct 26, 2007 20:17:00 GMT -5
Yup...8.6 pounds per gallon is the industry standard regardless of content. Pint's a pound the world round as dad finally drilled into my thick skull...lol In the dairy industry cow's milk production is generally measured and noted in pounds as opposed to gallons...Easier to just use 8 pounds as a good estimate, but 8.6 is the standard for milk.
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