Interesting facts about cattle!

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Ellie May

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Jan 4, 2004
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
The smallest type of cow is a breed called Dexter, which was bred a small size for household living.

Cows were domesticated about 5,000 years ago.

Cows can see color.

Cows can detect odors upto 5 miles away.

A 1,000 pound cow produces an average of 10 tons of manure a year.

Per day, a cow spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud.

The average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and eats about 95 pounds of feed per day.

A cow stands up and lies down about 14 times a day.

A cow's heart beats between 60 and 70 beats per minute.

Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.

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Ellie May
Cows have accurate biological clock. If you feed them at 5:04pm everyday, they will be there at 5:04pm on the dot! Sun position has nothing to do with their accurate timing. This is one of the great mystery of the world (beside the lost continent of Atlantis)...

Cows always starts from the hind legs then front legs when they get up from laying down.

Cows has one set of teeth (top).
Oregonian said:
Cows has one set of teeth (top).

No, they have upper and lower teeth, but only lower incisors. The upper front jaw has a dental pad.


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