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Fun Farming Facts

Farmers today produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs (such as seeds, labor, fertilizers) than they did in 1950. One in three farm acres is planted for export. Pigs, a common farm animal, are thought to be the 4th most intelligent animal, after chimps, dolphins, and elephants. A group of pigs is called a sounder. Pigs can also run 11 miles per hour, which is faster than a 6-minute mile. The word “farm” is from the Old French ferme, meaning to “rent, lease,” and the Latin firmare, “to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. Raising beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture. Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. Cows are herbivores, so they only have teeth on the bottom. There are 350 squirts in a gallon of milk The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year. The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex. Cows can sense a storm coming and will lie down. The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds, about the size of an average third- grader.
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© Duncan Land and Auction 2015
© Duncan Land and Auction 2015

Fun Farming Facts

Farmers today produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs (such as seeds, labor, fertilizers) than they did in 1950. One in three farm acres is planted for export. Pigs, a common farm animal, are thought to be the 4th most intelligent animal, after chimps, dolphins, and elephants. A group of pigs is called a sounder. Pigs can also run 11 miles per hour, which is faster than a 6-minute mile. The word “farm” is from the Old French ferme, meaning to “rent, lease,” and the Latin firmare, “to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. Raising beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture. Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. Cows are herbivores, so they only have teeth on the bottom. There are 350 squirts in a gallon of milk The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year. The chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex. Cows can sense a storm coming and will lie down. The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds, about the size of an average third- grader.
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