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See the attachment below with valuable facts teachers can use in the classroom.

Did You Know?

  • Hens need 14 to 16 hours of light per day to begin laying eggs.
  • Nearly 1/3 of all poultry production occurs in the United States.
  • Chicks will peep inside the shell on the day before they hatch.
  • Soils of Louisiana differ by color and feel.
  • Plants need soil to grow.
  • Soil is made up of layers called “horizons."
  • The average family of four consumes 100 pounds of rice per year.
  • One ton of sugarcane produces 16,000 teaspoons of sugar.
  • One bale of cotton produces 3,557 socks or 215 jeans or 3,085 diapers.
  • Over 6,500 full-time and part-time jobs are generated by Louisiana fish and shellfish farmers.
  • Louisiana is the nation’s largest producer of crawfish, oysters, alligators and pet turtles.
  • Louisiana has nearly 4,000 fish and shellfish farmers.
  • Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing areas of USA agriculture.
  • Crawfish and rice are routinely grown in the same fields.
  • Channel catfish farming is the largest aquaculture industry in the USA.
  • All farm-raised turtles in Louisiana are sold overseas.
  • A crawfish can have over 500 babies.
  • A catfish can have over 20,000 babies.
  • A pet turtle can live 50 to 75 years.
  • A single koi carp can be worth more than $100,000.
  • Eggs reach retail stores within 24-48 hours after they are laid.
  • There are no nutritional differences between white and brown shell eggs.
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