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Milk is a white liquid produced bi the mammary glands o mammals. It is the primar soorce o nutreetion for infant mammals (includin humans wha breastfeed) afore thay are able tae digest ither teeps o fuid. Early-lactation milk conteens colostrum, which carries the mither's antibouks tae its young an can reduce the risk o mony diseases. It conteens mony ither nutrients[1] includin protein an lactose.

As an agricultural product, milk is extracted frae non-human mammals during or suin after pregnancy. Dairy farms produced aboot 730 million tonnes o milk in 2011,[2] frae 260 million dairy kye.[3] Indie is the warld's lairgest producer o milk, an is the leadin exporter o skimmed milk pouder, yet it exports few ither milk products.[4][5] The ever increasin rise in domestic demand for dairy products an a lairge demand-supply gap could lead tae Indie bein a net importer o dairy products in the futur.[6] The Unitit States, Indie, Cheenae an Brazil are the warld's lairgest exporters o milk an milk products.[7] Cheenae an Roushie war the warld's lairgest importers o milk an milk products till 2016 when baith kintras acame sel-sufficient, contreibutin tae a warldwide glut o milk.[8]

Throuoot the warld, thare are mair nor sax billion consumers o milk an milk products. Ower 750 million fowk live in dairy fermin hoosehaulds.[9]

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  5. "Government scraps incentive on milk powder exports to check prices". timesofindia-economictimes. 
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  7. "Top Cows' Milk Producing Countries In The World". World Atlas. Mairch 16, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  8. Gagnon-Joseph, Nathalie (Februar 17, 2016). "Three approaches to the milk glut". The Chronicle. Barton, Vermont. pp. 1A, 24A, 25A. Retrieved Mairch 1, 2016. 
  9. Hemme, T.; Otte, J., eds. (2010). Status and Prospects for Smallholder Milk Production: A Global Perspective (PDF). Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.