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THE MENUOh it’s nothing less than a 5-star buffet.

take a lesson in cow-olagy

STEAM FLAKED CORNThis corn has been heated to 200 degrees to make it soft and flaky. It helps our cows produce an extra 6 pounds of milk per day!

GRAINSA mixture of grain, soy and other ingredients, it provides cows with food rich in energy.

CITRUS PULPCows love citrus, too! The dried pulp from grapefruits and oranges is an excellent source of calcium.

GRASSThe same green stuff you’d recognize from your nearby children’s park.

SILAGEA mixture of fermented plant matter loaded with vitamins, silage is a seasonal food cows enjoy several times throughout the year.

COTTON SEEDSTurns out those cotton-picking seeds are good for something after all! They’re a great source of fat and fiber.

ALMOND HULLSNot only do these add a tasty crunch, they also provide a healthy boost in fiber.

SUGAR BEST PULPUmmm… this stuff tastes good…at least the cows think so. It’s also packed with fiber keeping our cows’ digestive tracts perfect.

  • Cows belong to a group of animals called ruminants. This means they have four stomach compartments (not four stomachs) that each play a different role in digestion of food. The four parts of the stomach are called, in order, rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum.
  • When cows “chew their cud” they’re chewing small wads of feed that have been returned to the mouth to continue the digestion proceed. Each cud is chewed some where between 40 and 60 times (for about on minute).
  • It takes 50 to 70 hours for a cow to turn grass into feed and most cows give 9 gallons of milk a day!
  • The nutrients from the feed are turned into milk by four mammary glands found in the udder. The droplets of milk are drained through an opening called a duct into the udder.
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we care about Cows

THE FRIESIANS HOLSTEIN COW

Holstein cows come from a region in northern Germany, while Friesians originally came from the Netherlands. The two breeds have been so commonly crossbred that the majority of Friesians today are between ¼ to ¾ Holstein, hence the regularly hyphenated name.

Did you know?

Friesian cattle are horned and originally came in black-and-white or red-and-white.
The average weight of a Friesian cow is around 580kg at full maturity.
Throughout the average Friesian cow’s lifetime, she will produce about 26,000 liters of milk.

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