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Milkshed (Milk shed, Milk-shed) is a region producing milk that may be supplied to the area of demand (without spoiling). [1] It is an area geographically demarcated for the collection of milk or milk products. Due to increases in technology the milk shed has grown (from 30 mile radius to over 300 miles). (Cite: An Introduction to Human Geography by James Rubenstein, Chapter 10: Agriculture, page 343). Thus, nearly every farm in the U.S. Northeast and Northwest Europe are in at least one milkshed.


The term milkshed originated in America around 1925-1930 on the model of "watershed"[2]

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  1. ^ "India: Increasing demand challenges the dairy sector". Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  2. ^ "Milkshed | Define Milkshed at". Retrieved 2014-04-24.