Fun Ag Facts VII

fun ag fact of the day: To prevent leftover cheese from hardening, butter the exposed edges before storing.

fun ag fact of the day: Selection for economically important traits like wool type, has resulted in more than 200 distinct breeds of sheep. Some breeds only have hair, some wool and some both.

fun ag fact of the day: In the US, all beef cattle spend most of their lifetimes grazing grass on pastures. Cattle designated for meat production are switched to high-energy, grain-based diets for about 100 days before slaughter.

fun ag fact of the day: About 16.8% of the food that we eat is imported, according to USDA, up from 11.3% two decades ago.

fun ag fact of the day: 90% of American cow herds have fewer than 100 cows. The average cow herd size in the US is 44.

fun ag fact of the day: A typical banana goes on a 4000-mile adventure before it is eaten.

fun ag fact of the day: The most profitable side of the food business is in processing and marketing, not the farmer’s share. In fact, for every dollar that consumers spend on food, farmers receive just 20 cents.

fun ag fact of the day: Chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes. They have no teeth and swallow their food whole. Part of their stomach is used to grind their food up.

Fun ag fact of the day: the average American consumes nearly one half cup of soybeans, in some form, each day.

fun ag fact of the day: US dairy industry reduced its carbon footprint by 41% between 1944 and 2007 (from Dr. Capper, aka Dr. Awesome).

Fun ag fact of the day: one 3 oz serving of lean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than skinless chicken breast. Go Team Beef!

fun ag fact of the day: Chickens come in a multitude of colors and patterns. But there are seven types of combs on them: rose, strawberry, single, cushion, buttercup, pea and V-shaped.

fun ag fact of the day: A pig can run a 7 minute mile (and I’ll be going to the gym today).

fun ag fact of the day: Riesling grape is a native of Germany where it has been cultivated anywhere from 500 to 2000 years.

fun ag fact of the day: Americans are eating 21 pounds less beef per capita than 1975.

fun ag fact of the day: there are 29 different lean cuts of beef!

fun ag fact of the day: The CA almond industry shipped 213.1 million pounds in November 2011, a 19.2 % increase over November 2010.

fun ag fact of the day: a pig’s squeal can range from 110-115 decibels; a Concorde jet is usually under 112 decibels.

fun ag fact of the day: there is no U.S. government-approved organic seafood.

fun ag fact of the day: Compared to other major agricultural producers around the globe, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of the subsidization and tariff scale.

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  1. To prevent leftover cheese from hardening, eat the whole block and don’t leave any left overs….

    There are more than 200 distinct breeds of sheep…. which should keep the scottish busy for quite some time….

    US beef cattle spend most of their life grazing grass on pastures. Cattle designated for meat production are switched to high-energy, grain-based diets for about 100 days before slaughter. However, if the beef cattle all ate hamburgers before being slaughtered, the meat might taste twice as beefy!

    About 16.8% of the food that we eat is imported, which probably explains why I’ve never had any 100% native american chinese food….

    90% of American cow herds have fewer than 100 cows. The average cow herd size in the US is 44. If you call your cow and it can’t hear you, it’s said to be “herd of hearing…”

    A typical banana goes on a 4000-mile adventure before it is eaten which is why most sandwhich shops don’t sell banana sandwhiches. You’d be waiting days to get one!

    For every dollar that consumers spend on food, farmers receive just 20 cents. Ergo, buying items from the Dollar Store or from the “Saver Menu” must really help out the farmers! Probably not the soft drinks though, I’ve never seen a Dr Pepper Tree…..

    Chickens have more bones in their necks than giraffes. However, it’s easier to eat a chicken leg than it is to eat a Giraffe leg, especially if you’re heating them up in a Microwave.

    The average American consumes nearly one half cup of soybeans, in some form, each day, which just goes to show, that deep down inside, we’re really all vegans, so why can’t we just all get along…… and BBQ meat together?

    US dairy industry reduced its carbon footprint by 41% between 1944 and 2007 which is good because no one wants to eat cheese or drink milk that tastes of Carbon.

    One 3 oz serving of lean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than skinless chicken breast. However, both chicken and steak taste awesome slathered in BBQ sauce, served with a bottle or two of wine and with a chocolate fudge ice cream cake for desert. So take that Weight watchers!!!!

    Chickens come in a multitude of colors and patterns. Fried just comes in “Damn Tasty” though!

    A pig can run a 7 minute mile , but no matter how fast he runs, he can’t hide!

    Riesling grape is a native of Germany where it has been cultivated anywhere from 500 to 2000 years. So if buying wine, beware, you want the fresh stuff!!

    Americans are eating 21 pounds less beef per capita than 1975. So it just goes to show, obviously someone has been mixing soy products into our beef burgers!!! I bet it’s a Vegan Conspiracy…

    There are 29 different lean cuts of beef! Which is good, because no one wants to eat an unhealthy cow who just sits around watching gameshows on tv all day and eating junk food!

    The CA almond industry shipped 213.1 million pounds in November 2011. This furthers my theory that “there sure is a lot of nuts out there!”

    A pig’s squeal can range from 110-115 decibels; a Concorde jet is usually under 112 decibels, although these days the Concorde is a lot quieter, around the 0 decibel range….

    There is no U.S. government-approved organic seafood. So therefore all sea food must be GMO or made from plastic!

    Compared to other major agricultural producers around the globe, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of the subsidization and tariff scale. So it just goes to show, other producers around the world are looking for handouts while the USA just gets off it’s ass and gets the job done!!!

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