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Monday, January 23, 2012

Move over Farmville, time for Cow Chow

Get your gaming on. 

Love that popular Facebook game Farmville, then Cow Chow is right up your family's alley. This computer game brought to you by the good folks from the Beef Checkoff have created an interactive game about what cows eat. It event includes a video made by strapping on a camera to a calf so you can see what a day of eating looks like for a cow. 



The game helps explain what Cow Chow really is. The Boy and I's cows receive a ration of forages (grass in the summer time and hay in the winter), grains, water, vitamins and minerals just like other cows from across the country. 


Play along with Jill or Bill and learn about grass fed cattle, feedlots, and how cattlemen feed their cattle. Did you know that 80-85% of a cow's life is spent on grass, and on 100-120 days are spent in a feedlot if that animal is being raised for consumption. 

At the end of the game you even have a chance to learn about common misconceptions or submit your own question about cattle and the food they consume. Check out Cow Chow with your family and let me know how you score. 

7 comments:

  1. Interesting. I agree. Good idea.

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  2. But can you feed them Sure Champ??

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  3. This is too cute! It could be a great learning tool for kids and parents alike!

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  4. Glad you guys found this useful. Now we just need lots of children playing it! Mark anything can be fed Sure Champ!

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  5. My coworkers and I were competing last week for the highest score.. it was very interesting! Love sharing this site with people who have questions about how beef is produced and makes it's way to the market.

    Hannah
    theambitiouscattlegirl.blogspot.com

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  6. This is a great idea! The Western Producer newspaper did something similar recently. They strapped a video camera to a cow and then posted the video on their website.

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