cattle, but not all cattle are
cows. A cow is an
adult female who has had a calf and produces milk for that baby.
They are known to be very gentle and patient. Adult male cattle are
called bulls. Like people, it takes cows nine months to have a baby.
Cows and their calves are very close, and they stay close even after
the calf has grown up. Cows make great baby-sitters, too. If several
calves are born in a herd of cattle, the cows will share
baby-sitting duties. One or two cows stay to watch over the newborns
while the rest go for food or water. Another interesting fact about
cows is that if they can hear music that they like when they are
being milked, they will give a lot more milk.
Studies have shown that classical music
helps cows produce more milk. It
that cows gave a lot more milk when they heard the music of Elvis
Round Hill Farm
I don't know much
personally about Round Hill
other than that it began in 1790 and
house was built in 1838. It is still
a working farm
to this day. The farm consists of a herb garden, chicken house, old smokehouse, a duck pond and
many animals on exhibit. You can enter any of the
barns that are open, wander through the herb
garden and take lots of pictures but there is no
smoking allowed on the property!
The animals that you will
see at Round Hill are:
Cows, pigs, sheep, goats, bunnies, chickens,
donkeys, ducks, Turkeys and Horses. I think
about covers it. Although I have yet to see a horse!
It is a free, fun and educational outing for the
whole family! be sure to check out the Calendar
section for a list of events happening on the
Did you know?
A cow averages 40,000 jaw movements a
A cow has four compartments in its stomach. A cow releases about 125
gallons of gas per day. Cows are able
to hear lower and higher frequencies
better than human beings. Cows can detect odors up
to five miles away. Cows do not have any upper front teeth. Instead
they have a thick pad on the top jaw. Cows drink anywhere from 25-50
gallons of water each day. Dairy cows can produce 20 to 35 gallons
of saliva a day. Dexter is the smallest type of cow. This cow was
be a small size for household living. February 17th, 1930,
was the first flight by a cow in an airplane. The milk
that was produced by the cow during the flight was put into
containers and parachuted over the city of St. Louis. In the U.S.,
the milk production per dairy cow is approximately 12,000 pounds. On
average, 350 squirts are needed from milking a cow to make a gallon
On average, a typical dairy cow lies down and stands up about 14
times a day.
The average cow produces about 2,305 gallons of milk each year. The
temperature of milk when it is coming out of a cow is about 36
The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101
degrees Fahrenheit. The milk is then quickly chilled and stored at a
temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
You would have to milk 260 cows for an entire year to fill a space
shuttle's external fuel tank with 529,000 gallons of milk.