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Suggested Lesson Plans

The Farm Tour

Objective:  To understand what happens every day on a modern dairy farm and review what the class experienced on the Hatcher Family Dairy Farm tour.

To access the lesson plan, please click on the link below.

Lesson-The_Farm_Tour.pdf

Pasteurization & Homogenization

Objective:  To understand the differences between pasteurization and homogenization and the advantages of both.  To learn more about different milk products.

To access the lesson plan, please click on the link below.

Lesson-Pasteurization_and_ Homogenization.pdf

The Environment and the Farm

Objective:  To understand what impact a dairy farm can have on the environment and what steps that a farmer can take to make sure that there is no harm to the environment.

To access the lesson plan, please click on the link below.

Lesson-The_Environment.pdf

Cows

Objective:  To understand why cows are different colors, different sizes and are bred for different purposes.  To understand more about what cows do, what they eat, how milk is made from grass.

To access the lesson plan, please click on the link below.

Lesson_Cows.pdf

Fun Facts

Cows Consume:

40 Gallons of Water Per Day
Thats Nearly a Bathtub Full

Cows Eat About 90 lbs. of Food a Day
One Cow Produces an Average 8 Gallons of Milk a Day.

Did you know?

A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots!

Cow Lingo

COW - Mature Female
 
HEIFER - Young Female
 
STEER - Castrated male

BULL - Male

DRY COW / SPRINGER - Last Trimester Pregnant Cow

FIRST TIME HEIFER - First Pregnancy

Cow Quiz

TAKE THIS QUICK COW QUIZ TO TEST YOUR MILK KNOWLEDGE:

1. _________% of dietary calcium in the US. comes from milk
and other dairy foods!

2. Milk is a great source of__________ which helps build muscle.

3. A working milk cow has to have a _________________ in order to lactate (make milk).

4. _______________ cows give more volume of milk.

5. _______________ cows give more butterfat in their milk.

ANSWERS: 1. 72%  2. PROTEIN  3. BABY CALF  4. HOLSTEIN  5. JERSEY

Contact Us

Phone: 615-368-3405
Fax: 615-368-3406
info@hatcherfamilydairy.com

Location

Hatcher Family Dairy Store
6561 Arno Road
College Grove, TN 37046

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