Dairy Management and Production
Can male cow give milk?
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Do milk you drink came from a female cow or a male cow?
What do you all a cow that never gives milk?
That cow could be not a cow at all, but a bull or a steer, also bovines but the male counterparts of the mature female bovine that is a cow. Heifers don't count because they won't never give milk, and because they are simply immature female bovines that will, at some point in their lives, be bred to give birth to a calf and thus give milk. It's not uncommon for someone unfamiliar with cattle to call a bull or a steer a "cow" and wonder why it is not giving milk. The answer should be obvious: Male mammals never give milk in the lactational, mammary-gland-producing sense.