Leeker's Valley Center

  • 801 S. Meridian, Valley Center,
    KS  67147
  • Phone: (316) 755-2777
  • Store Hours: 7am to 10pm
  • Pharmacy Dept
    • Pharmacy Hours:
      9am to 7pm Mon - Friday
    • Saturday Hours: 9am to 3pm
    • Closed Sunday
    • Phone: 755-0191
    • Emergency Number:
         755-1616

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Leeker's Park City

  • 6223 N. Broadway, Wichita,
    KS  67219
  • Phone: (316) 744-1223
  • Store Hours: 7am to 10pm
  • Pharmacy Dept
    • Pharmacy Hours:
      9am to 7pm Mon - Friday
    • Saturday Hours: 9am to 3pm
    • Sunday Hours: 12pm to 5pm
    • Phone: 744-3948

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Facts About Dairy Products

 

  • Cheddar cheese is the most popular natural cheese in the U.S.

  • It takes more than 21 pounds of whole milk to make one pound of butter.

  • It takes 3 to 3 1/2 cups of broccoli to equal the calcium in one cup of milk.

  • Milk and dairy products are the most readily available sources of calcium, providing about 73 percent of the calcium in our food supply.

  • The average cow produces enough milk each day to fill six one-gallon jugs, about 55 pounds of milk.

  • The fastest growing variety of cheese produced in the U.S. is Hispanic-style soft
    cheese.

  • The natural yellow color of butter comes mainly from the beta-carotene found in the
    grass cows eat.

  • A typical dairy cow weighs 1400 pounds and consumes about 50 pounds of food each day.

  • The average cow drinks from 30-50 gallons of water each day – about a bathtub’s
    worth.

  • Cows have an acute sense of smell, and can smell something up to six miles away.

  • More than 1000 new dairy products are introduced every year.

  • About 300 varieties of cheese are sold in the U.S.
  • One cow produces about 350,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.

  • People crave cheese more than any other food.

  • More than 10 pounds of milk go into one pound of cheese.

  • U.S. cheese consumption reached a new record high of 31.3 pounds per capita in 2005.

  • Cheddar is the most popular natural cheese in the U.S. (Cheddar accounts for 9.39 pounds per capita or 27 percent pound share.)

  • A cheese maker kneads mozzarella cheese with his hands, like a baker making bread, until he obtains a smooth, shiny paste, a strand of which he pulls out and lops off, forming the individual mozzarella.

  • The United States' largest importer of cheese is Mexico. (21,400 metric tons, about $65 million dollars.)

  • Cheese making dates back more than 4,000 years.

Sources: Dairy Facts, 2004, International Dairy Foods Association, U.S. Dairy Export Council, Dairy
Management, Inc., USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services; International Dairy Foods Association,
USDA, and the Midwest Dairy Association.
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About Leeker's

Leeker's roots are deeply set in our community and are built on the spirit of hometown Family Pride!  Our locations provide shoppers easy access from local neighborhoods. Friends and family come for wonderful produce, fresh meat cut daily, and a wide variety of national and local grocery brands at the best prices you will find anywhere. Our stores also feature convenient service deli items and hot foods ready for home or office.

We are proud to offer you and your family the finest service, selection and prices right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming you to our store to see for yourself. Come visit, shop and enjoy!
Your satisfaction is our goal!



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