Fun Farm Facts

18 02 2011

Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.

There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.

Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.

The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.

160 degrees Fahrenheit is the correct cooking temperature to ensure safe and savory ground beef.

Elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid.

Like snowflakes, no two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

Twenty-nine cuts of beef meet government guidelines for lean.

The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year.

Turkeys originated in North and Central America, and evidence indicates that they have been around for more than 10 million years.

Agriculture employs more than 24 million American workers (17% of the total U.S. work force).

Today’s American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 25.8.

Raising beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture.

One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.

Soybeans are an important ingredient for the production of crayons. In fact, one acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds, about the size of an average third-grader.

Cows have four stomachs and can detect smells up to six miles away!

Cows are herbivores, so they only have teeth on the bottom.

There are 350 squirts in a gallon of milk.

Cows must give birth to a calf in order to produce milk.

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