A Day At The Dairy Farm.

Wednesday, 30 May 2007
Posted by Neugier

Did you know?

The first cow in America arrived in Jamestown colony in 1611. Until the 1850's, nearly every family had its own cow. The first regular shipment of milk by railroad was between Orange County, New York, and New York City and began in 1841.

Around 9.2 million cows are being milked on 110,000 farms in North America. More than 99% of all dairy farms are family owned and operated.

Cows are milked for an average of 3-4 years. A cow must have a calf in order to produce milk.Calves are fed milk until they are 8-9 weeks old.

Dairy cows provide 90% of the world's milk supply. The best cows give over 25 gallons of milk each day. That's 400 glasses of milk! North American cows give an average of 2,000 gallons of milk per year. That's over 30,000 glasses of milk!