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Amazing Cattle Facts

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Dairy Industry Milestones


• The average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements per day.

• On average, a dairy cow produces 90 glasses of milk daily, depending on
   genetics, feeding practices, and weather.

• There are more than 2,000 known varieties of cheese in the world.

• Approximately 300-500 pounds of blood must circulate through the udder
   to produce only one pound of milk.

• The cow's udder weighs approximately 25 to 80 pounds without milk.
   It can hold more than 100 pounds of milk.

• Milk is the only source of lactose found in nature.

• Fluid milk contains an average of only 3% cholesterol.

• The first cows arrived at the Jamestown Colony in Virginia in 1611.

• The first plastic milk jug was commercially introduced 51 years ago (1964).

• The current production record for 1 cow in 1 year is 70,000 pounds of milk.