10 most difficult farming riddlesFarming quiz
Aside from cattle, which animal provides most milk used by humans?
Water buffaloes provide 11% of the world's milk, which is much more than goats (2%, third place). Buffalo's milk contains higher levels of total solids, crude protein, fat than cow milk; it gives therefore more cheese, butter and other dairy products. The top buffalo milk producers are India and Pakistan.
Which plant belongs to the cabbage family?
Rapeseed (Brassica napus) in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed. It is the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world.
What mushroom is that?
False parasol is a highly poisonous mushroom producing severe gastrointestinal symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. It is commonly confused with the shaggy parasol or shaggy mane, and is the most commonly consumed poisonous mushroom in North America. Its large imposing appearance and similarity to the edible parasol mushroom, as well as its habit of growing in areas near human habitation, are reasons cited for this.
Araucana is one of the most original breeds of chicken. What's not true about it?
it lays eggs in different colours
it doesn't have a tail
it has intensive red-coloured legs
it has a characteristic pea comb
There are both full-sized and bantam Araucanas. They may be either normally tailed or rumpless. The Araucana has a pea comb and lays approximately 250 blue or green eggs per year.
Which is the most produced grain in the world?
none of the above
Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice. However, not all of this maize is consumed directly by humans. Some of the maize production is used for corn ethanol, animal feed and other maize products, such as corn starch and corn syrup.
What is the name of a breed of hens with hair-like feathers?
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and appear in various colors.
What is the typical weight of a cow?
360 kg (800 pounds)
580 kg (1280 pounds)
A healthy calf weighs 40 to 45 kg or more at birth. At 15 months of age, it reaches 360 kg (800 pounds). A mature Holstein cow typically weighs 580 kg (1280 pounds), and stands 147 cm (58 inches) tall at the shoulder.
This cattle from India is very popular in South America and Australia. What is it?
Zebu is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. Zebu are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, a large dewlap, and sometimes drooping ears. They are well adapted to withstanding high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries.