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Farm life

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Farm Life Facts


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  • Cows use their long tongues to twist grass up from the ground
  • No two cows have the exact same colour markings
  • When cows eat, small amounts of grass are brought back into the mouth and  chewed, this is called ‘chewing the cud’
  • Cows have 32 teeth for chewing grass (which is the same amount as the  average human!)
  • Each time a cow has a calf she produces milk. The milk comes when the calf is  born and the cow continues to produce milk for about 300 days
  • Cows can be milked two or three times a day and will be milked on average 300 days a year

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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