Cows are one of the most popular domesticated animals in many countries around the world. They bring a number of benefits to those that have them, but the surprising thing is that they are a lot more sophisticated than most people give them credit for.
They are a lot like people in that they are very social. They will automatically gather into a herd and will form bonds with some of the cows, while avoiding others.
The story of milk teaches learners about the food path to produce milk and other dairy products.
Milk is a popular food item worldwide and contains a variety of important nutrients. Milk is sometimes called nature's most nearly perfect food.
We follow the milky way from photosynthesis, the grazing cow, milking a cow, transport processing milk, packaging, dairy transport, buying and enjoying dairy. SAMPRO AND CLOVER SA are friends of GROW @EDUPLUS and provides schools with learning materials and products when available.
Cows have a unique digestive system. Milk cows are ruminants having a large stomach with four separate compartments. This gives cows a decided advantage in digesting and utilizing parts of plants that are normally useless. Substances such as cellulose found in grass and hay and other waste products such as cottonseed hulls and beet pulp can be utilized by the dairy cow to make two highly nutritious products – milk and meat. It only takes a cow about 2 days to process her food into milk.
Come and discover how cows make milk, together with other interesting facts about milk itself
Dairy cows provide over 90% of the entire planet's milk supply.
A single cow yields about 90 glasses of milk per day or about 200,000 glasses of milk per lifetime.
Milk is unique because no other beverage in the world contains as many natural nutrients.
A typical day for a cow is: 8 hrs. eating, 8 hrs. chewing their cud and 8 hrs. sleeping.