2This is chocolate she is the smaller of the calves a Friesian heifer, she has a distinctive white love heart on her forehead, at the beginning of her visit she weighed 33 kilos and by the end she was at a healthy weight of 50 kilos. We fed her with Norcovite milk powder twice a day.
4This is Molly she is the bigger of the two calves a Friesian heifer, she has snow white fur legs, at the beginning of her visit she weighed 32 kilos and by the end she weighed a healthy weight of 43 kilos, 7 kilos lighter than Chocolate, we also fed her with Norcovite milk powder twice a day.
6Norcovite Milk Making Procedure For 2 calvesIn a bucket, place 250g of Norcovite Milk PowderPut 5 litres of water to the boilAdd the boiled water to the powder and mix together thoroughlyAdd some cold water to cool the boiling milkFill both feeding bottles evenlyMaking sure after the feeding process has been completed the bottles are washed and sterilisedThis procedure should be repeated twice daily
7This is our weighing system and scales that are placed under the crate to give and accurate weight for each cow. The cows were weighed once each week for 4 weeks to make sure they were maintaining healthy weights.
8Housing AreaFor most of their stay Chocolate and Molly stayed in a little confined space where they were fed ,weighed and slept, on rare occasions they were let out onto the grass to have a run around and explore
10Facts about CowsThe average cow's temperature is degrees Fahrenheit.A cow can't vomit.Her intestines can get up to 170 feet.Her liver weighs 10 to 12 pounds, and the kidney's average 20 pounds each.On the top front of their mouths, cows have a tough pad of skin instead of teeth.Cows have a total of 32 teethCows live to on average 6 to 7 years.Cows give 60 lb. of milk a day.A cow spends 13 hours a day lying down and up to 8 hours a day eating.A cow is full grown at three years old, and produces milk at two years old.
12Careers in the dairy industry Food Processing and Manufacturing Packaging and Handling Distribution and RetailingMarket ResearchProduct DevelopmentFood Quality ManagementDairy Farm ManagementNutraceuticalsTransport, Storage and Distribution Support Services Laboratory Testing and Quality Control Factory Processing
13Personal Comment Jacob During the time caring for the calves I enjoyed feeding and weighing them. The calves' growth through the month amazed me to see how much it grew during the month. I loved having them here.
14Personal Comment Chloe Throughout the 4 weeks that we looked after the two calves I thoroughly enjoyed taking care of and feeding the animals. They were very interesting to me and as I live a city type place I have never related to farm animals because I have only had a dog and the two animals are very different to each other. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
15Personal Comment Julian I really enjoyed interacting with the calves and feeding them.I really enjoyed the experience of weighing them, this was a fantastic experience (except for the leavings!)
16What We learnt ~ How to mix up Palastart and make it into milk ~ How to feed the calves~How to weigh the calves~ How to care and respect animals~ Understanding of their behaviours~ Their likes and dislikes~ How to take care of them
17Made By Chloe Daly, Jacob Coiacetto and Julian Price