# Greg Moes, January 2017

Posted: 1/31/2017

Discussion: Cows and calves have a very specialized diet to stay healthy. What are foods that you should eat to stay healthy?

Greg told us that many of his feed ingredients are by-products. Do you know what a by-product is? Can you think of other examples of by-products?

Content Standard & Question: 4.NF.6Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

Use the table to answer the questions. Covert the numbers in the final answer from decimal form to fractions.

MoDak Dairy Feed Ration

 Feed Type Pounds Per Animal Per Day Mineral 3.1 Alfalfa .49 Wheat Straw 1.1 Soybean Meal 4.29 Canola Meal 2.56 Cotton 1 Corn Gluten 4.49 Haylage 20.42 Corn Silage 61.36
1. How much of each product is used each day for 2,000 cows?
2. How many total pounds of feed does each cow get / day?
3. How much total feed is mixed per day for all 2,000 cows.

Teacher Resource: My Plate for Kids is a great place for kids to learn about eating healthy and the foods they should have at each meal.