How well do you know your farm animals? Here are a few interesting things you might not know about cows; you can use them when you visit the farm.
Facts about cows
Cows provide most of the milk people drink worldwide. It used to take 10 cows to produce the same amount of milk a single cow produces today. Cows need proper care to produce all that milk.
Terms for cattle
Cow is the name for adult female cattle. Young females are heifers. Male cattle are bulls. All young cattle are called calves.
Cows are big eaters
Cows eat between 80 and 90 pounds of grass, hay and feed daily, and drink between 25 and 50 gallons of water. Cows spend six to eight hours eating each day.
Cows give us milk
Like all mammals, cows must have babies before they give milk. Each cow produces more than 100 glasses of milk each day or over 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
Cow anatomy fun trivia
Cows do not have teeth on their upper jaws. Cows have four-compartment stomachs. Cows can smell something six miles away. Holstein spots are like fingerprints--no two cows are alike.
People would have to eat 360 cheeseburgers and drink 400 to 800 glasses of water each day to eat like cows.
Have a great day at the farm!