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Beef Cattle

Every day, 76 million American consume beef. Beef cattle are primarily raised for meat production. However, they are used for more than just meat. 60 percent of a beef cow is used to make other products like insulin, dish soap and footballs. One cowhide can make up to 20 footballs. The average weight of a beef cow when it does...

Fun Facts about Cows

How well do you know one of the most popular farm animals, the cow?  We know they provide around 500 million metric tons of milk to the World each year.  Besides their ability to produce milk, did you know: The main stomach of a cow, the rumen, holds up to 50 gallons of food that has been partially digested.  This is just one of the...

Feet…. Or Hands?

Horses and ponies aren’t measured in inches or even in feet, but in something called “hands.”  One hand is equal to 4 inches, which is approximately the width of an adult’s palm, hence coining the term “hands.” In order to measure the height of a horse, a special measuring stick is used to measure from the ground, straight up the horse's front leg to the top...