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Did you know:

  • The first cow to be brought to australia was in 1788.
  • By 1891, there were over 400 000 cows.cow2.jpg
  • Cows can live up to 25 years.
  • Cows are able to see color.
  • Cows have a great sense of smell
  • A cow has 4 stomachs.
  • Cows have 32 teeth.
  • Cows drink about a bathtub full of water per day.
  • An adult male cow is called a bull.
  • An adult female is called a cow.
  • The young is called a calf.
  • Cows eat corn, hay, barley, beet pulp, grass and wheat.
  • Cows give us milk, leather and meat
  • Cows are milked for about 3 - 4 years.
  • Cows must calf in order to milk.
  • Milking machines were invented in 1894.
  • Before milking machines were invented farmers had to milk cows by hand.
  • Milk can be made into other dairy products : butter, cheese, yogurt.

This is a YouTube clip from a dairy farm in America. The Up The Creek Farm is owned by the Anderson's who have been in the business for over 150 years, 8th generation farmers!
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The blue areas on the picture located below on the right is of the location of where austdiary.gifdairy cows are in Australia.

Notice how there are no dairy cows over in the west or north of Australia?
That's because heat and humidity cause the cows to stress and become very uncomfortable.
Dairy farmers need to also live in an area of Australia where it rains so that the rain waters the cows food supply (which is mainly grass) and making sure they have enough food all year round.
There are only a few areas where dairy cattle can be kept in big numbers. These areas are mainly Victoria and Tasmania.This is a YouTube clip from a dairy farm in America. The Up The Creek Farm is owned by the Anderson's who have been in the business for over 150 years, 8th generation farmers!
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