Facts about cows and dairy farms
A milking cow drinks enough water in a day to almost fill a bathtub!
Deer, fox, rabbits, otter, ducks, birds, bobcat, hawks and even an occasional bear also live in the fields, ponds and woods of our farms.
A grown cow weighs 1500-2000 pounds, that’s about ten grown men!
Some people say when
cows lie down it will
rain. Actually cows lie
down to digest their
food and they spend
almost a third of their
Many people think cows have 4 stomachs. They actually have one stomach with 4 compartments.
Cows have pierced ears!
They wear ear tags so
that the farmers know
Most of the corn fields that you see around Connecticut are planted just to feed dairy cows.
Our average cow produces over 100 glasses of milk a day.
Cows do not have top front teeth! They have a tough pad of skin instead, specially designed for chewing cud. They do have 32 teeth on the bottom.
Make Your Own Butter!
All you need is a pint of heavy cream in a jar with a tight lid, and few friends to share the work. Shake the jar for 10 minutes and you will have rich, delicious homemade butter!