Israel dairy is the Lowest Dairy in the world, located along the Dead Sea
Israel dairy farm in Kibbutz Kalia, on the northern shore of the Dead Sea, is the lowest dairy on earth! The climate in Kalia dairy is one of the most extremely difficult in Israel. The summer temperatures there are 47 O C in the shade and can reach 51 OC (not in the shade). In order to adjust to this heat, the Kalia dairy started to use cooling systems and unique nutrition for cows in the summer time. The cows are Holstein type cows and the average numbers: 240 milking cows, 280 calves, 150 calves for fattening.
The Kalia dairy sells the milk to Tnuva and produces the average of 11,500 liters of milk /cow/year.
The dairy takes care of the ecology and the environmental quality, therefore, making an effort to use as less antibiotics as possible and advocate in a recycling of water.
- The average % of fat in the milk is 3.8%
- The average % of protein in the milk is 3.45%