The process of milking cows

Today we are learning about the process of milking cows, transporting the milk to the factory to make dairy products then transporting the dairy products to the super market for people to purchase. Ms Alice explained that cows have four stomachs and that they eat grass, flowers, grains and hay. Then she asked Summer to assist her in explaining the process of milking the cows. Summer said the cows are rounded up and lead to the shed. Ms Alice explained the farmer attach suction caps to the cow’ utters to suck the milk up the tube hoses which goes into the holding tank where the milk to spun really fast to remove any bacteria for human consumption. Summer then explained that the milk tanker truck comes to collect the milk and take it to the factory. Ms Alice continued to explain that the workers at the factory then use the milk to make yogurt, cheese, cream and butter. These products are then taken to the supermarket by courier to purchase by people. Ms Alice then handed out sample platters that contained milk, cheese and yogurt. The children sampled the foods and enjoyed eating these foods that contain calcium to help their bones grow strong. As follow up activities Sophie was painting a picture of cows eating grass in the paddock; Summer was sequencing the order of events for milking the cow; Freya was squeezing the milk out of the cows utter (glove); and Maxwell was conducting the milk tankers through the traffic works with his stop/go sign.


  • Outcome 2.1.4: Broaden their understanding of the world in which they live in.  (EYLF)
  • Quality Area 1.1.1: Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, and confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators. (NQF)
  • Quality Area 2.2.2: Healthy eating and physical activity are embedded in the program for children. (NQF)

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