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Introduction

Agriculture Class 8 of Class 8

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT MILK

The average dairy cow produces 22.5 quarts of milk each day. That’s about 16,000 glasses of milk per year – enough for about 40 people. One cow can give 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.It takes approximately 1.4 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

A typical, full grown Holstein cow weighs about 1,400 pounds and produces 60 pounds of milk per day.One day's production is 2.6 pounds of butter or 7 gallons of milk or 6 pounds of cheese.A dairy cow consumes 35 gallons of water, 20 pounds of grain and concentrated feed and 35 pounds of hay or silage (a mixture of corn and grass) in just one day.

Protein machine

HEAD STRONG

Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.Darker Green lettuce leaves are more nutritious than lighter green leaves.Lettuce is the second most popular fresh vegetable.Almost all lettuce is packed right in the field.About 25% of all iceberg lettuce is made into fresh cut salads.

Head strong

APPLE A DAY

Apples are a member of the rose family.Apples are high in fiber.The apples from one tree can fill 20 boxes every year.Fresh apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.In the winter, apple trees need to rest for about 900 to 1,000 hours below 45° Fahrenheit in order to flower and fruit properly.If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of one tree, they would all be different.There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.

Apple a day

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