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Why do cows make milk?

Have you ever wondered why cows make milk? In this clip you will learn the answer to this question. You will also see how cows are milked in a large dairy. Join Bill, a dairy farmer, as he tends to his herd of dairy cows.

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From the dairy to the shop

Have you ever wondered about the steps involved in getting milk from a cow to you? This clip tells the story of milk, from the dairy farm to the supermarket. Discover where cream comes from and how milk is made safe to drink.

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Hand-milking cows

Discover how people milked cows before milking machines existed. Do you think you could milk a cow by hand? Watch this short clip to find out how it's done. Look at the special features (parts) of cows that store their milk and release it during milking.

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Sealing milk bottles

This is a 1945 photograph of a semi-automatic machine sealing milk bottles with aluminium caps. A man is removing the capped bottles. Behind him are tracks, along which crates can be pushed. The man wears a short-sleeved, protective overall jacket over a collar and tie, and a hat.

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'War work! Urgent! Priority!'

This is a black-and-white poster with an illustration of an attractive woman at work in a milk factory, and cans of condensed milk on a production line. The poster is titled 'War Work! Urgent! Priority!'. The text urges Australians to increase milk production to service the war effort. There is also a secondary message ...

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Unloading milk cans on the river dock in 1933

This is silent footage from a 1933 documentary entitled 'The castle, Clarence River and Mount Ogilvie'. The footage shows a group of men unloading milk cans onto a dock on the Clarence River in New South Wales and placing them on a conveyor belt that is carrying the milk cans further up the river bank to a butter factory.

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Melbourne children drinking milk, 1969

This is a 1969 black-and-white photograph of a crowd of schoolchildren drinking milk from small milk bottles. The children were probably on an excursion to a Melbourne milk depot.

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Milk Board float, Moomba Festival, 1959

This is a black-and-white photograph of a float making its way through a crowded Melbourne street during the Moomba Festival of 1959. The float is pulled by a truck and features a giant milk bottle, with the words, 'MILK, THE PERFECT FOOD', and the caption underneath, 'Entered by the MILK BOARD'. A cyclist is shown on the ...

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Dairy Australia: how do dairy cows make milk?

This is an animated resource showing the systems of organs and flows involved in the digestion and lactation of a dairy cow. A diagram of a cow is shown, with text underneath and animation to highlight the organs and illustrate the flows in the systems. The resource covers the cow's four stomachs; the steps in its digestion ...

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Discover dairy: from farm to plate

This is a multilayered unit of work for teachers about dairy farming in Australia. There are ten main sections, listed under the heading 'From farm to plate'. The resource includes information, images and learning activities about dairy farms, dairy cows, milk processing, dairy foods and the history of dairy farming. There ...

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Discover dairy: managing a dairy farm - lesson plan

This is a multilayered lesson plan for teachers about the day-to-day running of a dairy farm. It focuses on the duties and management processes carried out on a dairy farm and includes a link to an animation about the milk cycle. It includes a lesson overview; alignment to the Australian Curriculum; teacher notes including ...

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Choice: drinks

This is a web page providing reviews of beverages, the results of a taste test of different coffee products, a comparison between supermarket brand milks and branded products and an investigation of drink bottle recycling. It covers bottled water, milk, coffee capsules, smoothies and frappes, coconut water, milk alternatives ...

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Discover Dairy: let's explore dairy cows and how they are raised to produce milk

This resource is an integrated inquiry unit, for lower primary students exploring how cows are raised on dairy farms to produce milk. The unit uses the five stage inquiry model to sequence activities. Topics explored include: Where does milk come from?; What features do dairy cows have?; How do dairy farmers raise and care ...