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September 14, 2013

Visitors see working dairy spread in action

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Next to the boulder-like structure were small containers filled with portions of an Adirondack Farm cow’s diet, along with notes indicating how much is consumed on average. 

A cow eats about 100 pounds of hay and drinks 40 gallons of water a day, according to the information provided with the display. Its diet also includes corn silage for energy and haylage, a grass feed, for protein.

FAMILY FUN

Cheese samples, a barbecue and a bouncy house for children were also part of the Day on the Farm. 

Learn more about the Clinton County Farm Bureau, a non-governmental organization that promotes agriculture in the region, at http://tinyurl.com/o5m7jjo. 

The farmer-funded New York Animal Agriculture Coalition works to raise awareness and “appreciation for animal agriculture and modern farm practices,” its website says. Learn more at nyanimalag.org.

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