During this session the students will learn all about dairy cows. They will get to see a cow being milked using a milking machine as well as by hand. They will learn what they eat as well.
|Here the students are learning about what cows eat including hay,
baleage, water, and grain.
Did you know that cows consume the equivalent of a bathtub full of water and 40 pounds of food each day?
Cows have 4 digestive compartments
|Here the students are learning about milking a cow and
Did you know that before milking machines were invented in 1894 a farmer could only milk 6 cows per day?
With today's milking technology farmers are able to milk up to 100 cows per day.
Dairy cows supply 90% of the world's milk supply.
A cow does not produce milk until after she gives birth to a calf.
|Here the children are taking a turn at trying their
hand at milking a cow. This wooden cow was created to illustrate
and to give the students an opportunity to try to milk a cow on there
Did you know a cow can produce 25 gallons of milk per day which is the equivalent of 400 glasses of milk.
A cow will produce nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
Useful links about Dairy Cows:
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