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  • Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
  • There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  • Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
  • The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit is the correct cooking temperature to ensure safe and savory ground beef.
  • Elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid.
  • Like snowflakes, no two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • Twenty-nine cuts of beef meet government guidelines for lean.
  • The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year.
  • Turkeys originated in North and Central America, and evidence indicates that they have been around for more than 10 million years.
  • Agriculture employs more than 24 million American workers (17% of the total U.S. work force).
  • Today’s American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 25.8.
  • Raising beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture.
  • One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.
  • Soybeans are an important ingredient for the production of crayons. In fact, one acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed 86 pounds, about the size of an average third-grader.
  • Cows are herbivores, so they only have teeth on the bottom.
  • There are 350 squirts in a gallon of milk.

 

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