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Farmer visit

by kirsty fulton

Today, all of our P1s and some P2s had a visit from a retired farmer through RHET. She told us all about dairy farming and cows reared for beef. She asked us all what we thought the most important crop in Scotland was, and although there were some good guesses, we didnt know that it is in fact grass! She explained how all sheep and cows are fed on grass, and thats how they grow and produce milk for us all to drink, or beef for us to eat. So we now remember that everything comes back to grass, and without it, we would have no milk or beef. We looked at sheeps horns, a whole sheepskin and learned about the whole process of dairy farming from field to shop. She even left us a souvenir, which was the tag that goes in the ear of each cow, so that each cow can be identified with its own personal number. We really enjoyed our visit! 

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