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By 1900, the company was transporting over 25 million gallons annually.

Urban demand began to grow, as consumer purchasing power increased and milk became regarded as a required daily commodity.

Milk was therefore converted to curd, cheese and other products to reduce the levels of lactose.

Thousands of years ago, a chance mutation spread in human populations in Europe that enabled the production of lactase in adulthood.

The most important dairy animals—cattle, sheep and goats—were first domesticated in Southwest Asia, although domestic cattle had been independently derived from wild aurochs populations several times since.