dairy industry began in Tillamook County in the
1860's. By the 1870's there were large herds on the
prairies and river bottoms. Farmers shipped
sixty-pound kegs of butter to western Yamhill
County on pack horses. By 1890, the dairy industry
in Tillamook was second only to lumbering. That
year, Tillamook County produced 100 tons of butter.
Creameries were developed and in the 1890s, large
cheese factories. Dairying spread to other regions
of the state as it was settled.
Dairying has held firm as Oregon's first or
second largest agricultural business. Many of the
products of dairying - butter, ice cream,
evaporated milk, cheese - are contained in the
trademarks registered with the Secretary of
Mt. Hood Ice Cream - #1468, Mt.
Hood Cream Company, Oregon, 1912- click on image to