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Cow


Cows are the most common and largest species of subfamily Bovinae and genus Bos taurus. The family also includes Gazelles, African buffalo, Water buffalo, Bison, Antelopes, Sheep, Muskoxen and Goats. Each member of this family is called Bovid. As per recent data, the cattle are the most populous breed of farm animal with 1.4 billion stocks right after chicken which is almost 19 billion. There are some major types of Cows that are listed below:

Holstein cow, Jersey cow, Brown swiss, Guersney, Ayrshire, Red and White Holstein, Milking shorthorn and much more.

Knowledge at a glance:
Order: Artiodactyla
Binomial Name: Bos taurus
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Bovinae
Genus: Bos
Species: B. taurus
Weighs about 600 to 900 kg
Number of Teeth are 32
Heaviest Calf: British Friesian cow (225 lbs.)
Diet: Herbivorous
Natural Habitat is Throughout the world
Age: 15 to 25 years
Age of Maturity: 2 years
Gestation Period: 9 months
Number of Offspring: 1 to 2

 

 

General terms used for Cows:

  • An adult male is known as Bull
  • Heifer is a term used for that particular cow which does not has had a calf of her own and is 3 years of age
  • Young child of both the sexes are known as calves
  • Cattle that is used for human consumption are called beef cattle
  • Dairy cattle are those breeds which are particularly used for milk production
  • Group of cows is called Herd

 

General facts about Cows:

  • A cow generally spends up to 6 hours a day and spends 8 hours in chewing their cud which is the food from the first stomach for further chewing with more than 40,000 jaw movements per day
  • Normal body temperature of a Cow is 38.61 Celsius
  • They can hear higher and lower frequencies far better than us humans
  • They are habitual of sleeping 8 hours a day
  • Most of the average cows can produce up to 8 gallons that are about 12
  • 8 glasses of milk. There are many factors that are responsible for the milk production of a cow like the feed, genetic potential, weather, stage of production and age of the cow.
  • The cow has one stomach but interestingly, it is distributed in four compartments: Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum and Abomasum.

Cow Facts



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