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What is a slaughter cow?

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A slaughter cow is a mature female bovine that has already given birth at least once or twice and has been culled from the breeding herd to be sent to slaughter.
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How are cows slaughtered?

Cattle are rendered unconscious by applying an electric shock to the back of the head, or by a captive bolt pistol to the front of the head. The animals are then hung upside d

What is the slaughter weight for a cow?

The average slaughter weight for a cow (if, as the term "cow" goes, you are referring to a mature female bovine that has had at least one or two calves), be she beef or dairy,

Are dairy cows slaughtered?

Yes, when they are to old to breed and the milk production drops off they are eaten. Smaller (family) dairies usually care more about their cows and will sometimes give a cow

What happens to a cow after it has been slaughtered?

  Firstly,     a cow is put on a ramp which then takes them to into the first floor of the slaughter house.     Secondly,     They are on the first fl

How old is a slaughtered cow?

depends on how it is when you slaughter it. sometimes around a year somtimes when they're old and nearly dead

How old are cows before they get slaughtered?

Any age. They can be as young as 2 years of age or as old as 20 years of age when sent to be slaughtered.

How is a cow slaughtered at the USDA?

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) doesn't slaughter animals; private establishments slaughter the cows and USDA FSIS inspection personnel verify the process is hu

How do they kill cows in slaughter house?

For a complete description of how it's done, please see the related link below. Otherwise, it's a process that involves the cap-bolt gun and a quick slash to the jugular to b