Recently, students at McKechnie Elementary had some very special visitors. BC Dairy's Mobile Dairy Classroom stopped by for the morning and shared with the students information about dairy cows, life on a farm, and the BC dairy industry.
The presentation was made all the more impressive by Libby, a 680kg Holstein, who, students learned, eats about 45kg of food a day, uses her 30cm tongue to grab at her food, and who has no top teeth.
"It's a great opportunity for our students," says Karen Rosberg, Principal at McKechnie. "We have a dairy program here, where students receive milk twice a week. And, truthfully, many of our students would otherwise never get to see a cow this close. It's something we all look forward to."
Also visiting for the day was TJ, a two-day-old calf. A little tired from the morning's feeding and all the excitement, TJ happily spent his morning resting in his raincoat.
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