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.
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.