Category: Cattle - Cow
Scientific name for cow (Bos primingenious), cattle is the name for the whole "cow" family. A cow is a mature female and a bull is an adult male of the bovine family. A heiferis a female cow that hasn't had a calf yet. Cattle "colloquially cows" are one of the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a noticeable modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most common species of the (genus Bo's). "Fear of cattle is Bovinophobia."
It takes around 3,000 cows to supply the 22,000 footballs, the NFL uses every season.
In the world there are about 920 different breeds of cows. About 10,000 and others say 5,000 cows date back in time. found in the country of Turkey is said the first cows. Years ago cows were domesticated. Pilgrims brought the cows to America. Milking cows, would take a person an hour to milk 6 cows by hand. With modern machines a 100 cows can be milked in an hour. There are about 11 million cows in America. They will make about 57.7 billion quarts of milk this year. The Dairy cow weighs about 1,200 pounds (544 kg).
The average A cow on average will have her first calf when she is 2 years old. Milk is fed to calves until they are 8 to 9 weeks old.
Cows can drink a about a bathtub full of water a day, which is equivalent to 40 gallons (151.4 Liters)of water a day. The average cow in the U.S. Can produces 53 pounds (24 kg) of milk per day, or 6.2 gallons (23.4 Liter). A cow gives milk for the first time after giving birth to a calf. It takes about 12 pounds (5.4 kg) of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
Cows can smell something up to 6 miles (9.65 Kilometer) away, they have superior sense of smell. Cows can hear frequencies higher and lower much better than humans. Beta carotene found in grass that cows graze on, is where butter gets is natural yellow color. To make one pound of butter it takes 21.2 pounds (9.6 kg) of whole milk. Cows have 32 teeth and chew 50 times per minute. Cows live about 5 years, the way you tell the age of a cow that has horns, is by counting the number of rings on the horns. Jersey, Brown Swiss, Holstein, Guernsey and Ayrshire are the main breeds of dairy cows in America.
Cows are able to see colors, except red and have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision. A cow has no upper front teeth, a cow doesn't bite the grass, but she curls her tongue around it. A Cow 32 teeth in all. On the bottom front 8 incisors, top and bottom on each side the cow has 6 molars. O the top front it has a tough pad of skin, no teeth. In one day a cow spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud and eats over a 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of feed daily
The cows stomach consists of four digestive compartments. Cows knees can not bend properly, that is why a cow can climb up stairs, but cannot climb down. Milk contains 4 necessary minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. In 1611 the first cow in arrived America in Jamestown colony.