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"There are many things our forefathers knew that we are beginning to rediscover and enjoy. Can you imagine getting your own milk in the morning?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Traditionally, which of the following animals has NOT been used for milking?
Which of the following is true about all milking animals?
They must be milked many times every day
They have four teats
They must have babies before milk is produced
They are allowed to raise their young before the milk is used
OK, you are ready to milk. What material should your milking pail be made of?
You have your critter up on the milking stand, with a feeder full of grain to keep her busy, and you've brushed off any stray pieces of hay and straw in her coat. What do you do next?
Test her milk for blood
Dip her teats
Wash her udder
Now you're milking! You hold one teat in either hand- now which fingers do you squeeze together first?
Thumb and index finger
Ring finger against palm
Middle finger against palm
Pinkie against palm
When you hand-milk, it's advised not to use the first few squirts of milk. Why?
It's too warm
It's highest in bacteria
It's too weak
It's too thick
Mammals that have just given birth produce colostrum. Which of the following is NOT true about colostrum?
It contains high levels of antibodies
It is thicker than normal milk
It is yellow in color
It's unfit for human use
The average dairy cow today produces much more milk than the average dairy cow of 50 years ago.
Most goats in commercial dairies are milked by hand.
All right, you have that big pail of milk! What do you do with it next?
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