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Everything But the Moo....

Steaks, hamburgers and pot roast...when most students start thinking about what comes from a cow, these probably come to mind fairly easily. Its probably fairly safe to say that most would also tell you that milk, and maybe even leather come from cows.

But what if you gave them the following list:
Candles
Cosmetics
Crayons
Cement
Glass

How many of the items above would most students recognize as coming from a cow? Probably not many, if any at all. But the truth is, all of the products listed above can have cattle by-products in them.

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As promised, here is the fact sheet showing at least some of the products made from cattle and where they come from. (This compliments the post from last week on "Everything but the Baaa..." and will be followed by one more on "Everything but the Oink...."!) It is a great visual for students to start learning about just how much agriculture impacts their daily lives through more than just the food on their plates and illustrates how we really do use everything but the moooo! Listed below are links to the PDF of the sheet shown above as well as a PDF of a worksheet on Products from Cows and the corresponding Answer Key. We hope that you find these resources helpful!

Everything But the Moo....Cattle Products (PDF)
Everything But the Moo....Cattle Products Worksheet (PDF)
Everything But the Moo....Cattle Products Answer Key (PDF)

Feel free to print and make copies as you need!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014