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Milk Facts

How Much Do You Know About Milk?

Check out the following websites for great information on dairy and milk facts. We hope these links will help you learn how to make healthy food and activity choices and learn a little more about life on the farm.

www.gotmilk.com

www.bodybymilk.com

www.3aday.org

www.mypyramid.gov

www.grasspoint.com/newsm

Dairy for Kids


Dairy products are an essential part of a child’s diet. Children that consume dairy products as part of a balanced diet will build strong bones and healthy teeth. Paired with regular physical activity, dairy can also help kids maintain a healthy body fat percentage. Check out these links to nutrition and dairy information for kids:

www.moomilk.com

www.familyfoodzone.com

www.nutritionforkids.com

www.cowscreensavers.com

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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