Fun Farm Facts

It's fair season, but before you hit up your favorite livestock barn you may want to read up on these fun farm facts thanks to Farm Bureau.

Corn is grown in every state in the United States.

Cows eat about 40 lbs of food each day.

Fat from cattle - called tallow - is an ingredient in soaps, cosmetics, candles, shortenings, and chewing gum.

Calves weigh about 80 lbs. at birth

It takes the hide of 3.8 steers to make 72 footballs.

Pigs can eat up to 9 lbs. of feed per day.

Insulin is made from pig's adrenal glands and help people with diabetes.

Pigs weigh about 250 lbs. by the time they are 4 to 6 months old.

Pigs don't sweat, that's why they like to roll around in the mud.

Dairy cows drink 35 gallons of water a day - that's the equvilant of a bathtub of water.

A dairy cow's udder can hold about 25-50 lbs. of milk a day.

Dairy cows on average produce 90 glasses of milk a day.

A chicken can travel up to 9 miles per hour.

A hen requires 24 to 26 hours to produce an egg.

Laying hens sit on their eggs for 21 days until they hatch.

A study out of Clemson University finds that cows are red/green colorblind - meaning they can't see those colors. In the controversial sport of bull fighting, bulls are angered by the movement of the cape rather than its red color.


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