Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fun Farm Facts

A typical cow weighs 1500 pounds and produces 70 pounds of milk per day. A cow converts roughage and grains not consumed by people into high-energy foods.

One day's production is equivalent to:

3.3 pounds of butter, or

8.1 gallons of milk, or

7 pounds of cheese.

One day's consumption is about:

35 gallons of water, and

20 pounds of grain and concentrated feed, and

35 pounds of hay or silage.

--American Farm Bureau Federation's Food and Farm Facts

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