People are quick to judge when it comes to camels. Breeds, capabilities, origins, behaviors all tend to be hearsay. At DromeDairy Naturals® we take pride in our camel knowledge and want to share it with the world!
Basically there are two commonly known camel breeds the Dromedary and the Bactrian. If it hasn’t become obvious already, our camel milk brand is named after the Dromedary! Bactrian camels extremely rare and are on the brink of extinction. Researchers say there is less than a thousand that still run free. By the way, Dromedary camels only have one hump, while the Bactrian have two which is an important distinction.
Dromedary camels are commonly seen by the masses in the middle east, which is where we get obtain the highest grade camel milk available. We have relationships with the largest camel dairy in the world, located in the United Arab Emirates. This isn’t anything comparable to a domestic factory farm operation, these camels are treated like royalty! They roam free throughout the spacious pastures of the camel farm, eat non-gmo hay and happily produce the freshest, cleanest milk available. Additionally, when the milk is obtained by the dairy, there are absolutely no hormones additives or preservatives added. Our dairy uses proprietary spray drying techniques to ensure the nutritional value is maintained, meaning it’s fresh no matter where you decide to use it!
Being the low volume of camels here in the USA, there are no sustainable camel dairies stateside. There has said to be less than three-thousand camels in the states, most of which are in petting zoos and miniscule camel farms. As the demand for camel milk begins to rise, the potential for domestic camel farms will surely be a possibility. With your help, we can make DromeDairy™ a household name!
Let us test your camel knowledge with some fun facts:
Camels can drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time!
Their name comes from an Arabic word, meaning beauty.
They are in the same family as Llamas and Alpacas.
Camels symbolize endurance and tolerance.
Camels can survive at least a month without any food.
Camels don’t store water in their humps, they are filled with tissue to help protect the body from extreme heat.
Camels can live up to 50 years.
They have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes to prevent sand from entering their eyes.
They can run at up to 40 miles per hour!
Camels can be up to 7 feet tall and weigh upwards of 1,500 pounds.