Cows and Cattle

Cattle (also commonly referred to as bovines or cows) are domesticated livestock that are raised for beef and/or milk in almost every corner of the world. Note: Cows are female mature bovines, Bulls are intact male bovines, Steers are castrated male bovines, and Heifers are female bovines that have not calved. Any questions about cows and cattle that are not covered in other cattle categories can be asked and answered here.

Asked in Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cows and Cattle

What kind of muscle is cow tripe?

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Tripe is actually a lining of the stomach. It is attached to the stomach wall.
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Do bulls have teats?

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Yes, just like human males have teats and cows and heifers have teats. The only difference between the teats of bulls and cows is that the teats of a bull are non-functional.
Asked in Guinea Pigs, Cows and Cattle, Pigs

What do you call a male pig?

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He is a boar, if he has been castrated than he is a Barrow.
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Is a baby deer called a hawk?

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No. A baby deer is called a fawn.
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How does a cow stand on a hill without falling?

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She shifts her weight to the two legs that are uphill to the rest of her body. For example, if is standing perpendicular to the slope of a hill, her weight would be resting on the two legs that are more uphill than the other two. If she were standing downhill, her backlegs would be taking most of her weight. When she would shift her weight to the two feet that are more down hill from her, she will most definitely fall down.
Asked in Farm Animals, Cows and Cattle

Is a cow's bladder edible?

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Well, not really, since this is a part of the cow that is thrown away as waste or ground up for animal feed for pigs and chickens. So no, not for us humans. There really isn't much to eat of it anyways! Answer 2: Well, it is actually one of the wrappings for sausages and cold meat. So basically, unless you are a veggie, you have probably eaten loads of it already!
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How many cattle make up a span of cattle?

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A pair of animals, such as oxen, matched in size, strength, or color and driven as a team.
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How many teeth does the adult cow have?

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32. 6 Incisors and 2 canines only in lower jaw. 6 Premolars and 6 Molars in each jaw. (8 + 24 = 32)
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Can a cattle prod hurt a person?

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Cattle prods are intended to inflict minor electrical pain to large farm animals in order to control them, and they can cause significantly more pain in a person, though they are unlikely to physically injure the recipient of the jolt. . . unless you get bonked on the head with the heavy battery end or something.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Ruminants and Monogastrics

If an animal chews 'cud' what is it doing?

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Resting and chewing partially digested plant matter it ate when grazing or eating hay or grain.
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Is cows udder edible?

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No, not at all.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Lungs

Are cow lungs healthy to eat?

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Provided there is no disease in the lungs (pneumonia, lung parasites, cancer, etc.), the lung tissue is probably safe to eat. However, in the United States, bovine lungs are considered "naturally inedible" and are prohibited in the human food supply.
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When are cows used?

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All the time.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Animal Behavior

How do you make cows trust you?

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Be the one providing feed and treats for them. Soon they'll get to know you and even trust you. Another answer: Always be gentle and calm around them. It helps to talk or hum continually around them so you never surprise them. Stay in their field of vision as much as possible. Let the cows do things at "cow speed" and don't try to rush or harry them. Some breeds and individual cows have calmer dispositions as an inherited trait, so you may be able to choose a cow that is more likely to trust you.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, India, History of India

Are cows sacred in India?

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Yes. Cows are sacred in India because this is one animal whose every product of giving is useful for the human life, in his day to day living. The Milk, the milk products, the progenies (Bullocks) as a poor man's utility animal for agriculture or carting, the Urine as a medicine or pesticide, the Gobar (refuse) as an organic fertiliser and even after its death the Skin as leather - every thing is believed to be of highest quality and usefulness. That is why Cow is worshipped and respected as sacred.
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Are sheep cattle?

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No. Sheep and cattle are two entirely different species: Sheep are of the species Ovis aries, and cattle are the Bos primigenius species. Though sheep belong in the Caprinaesubfamily, not the Bovinae subfamily, which is where cattle belong, the two species are related, as they both belong in the Bovidae family, which encompasses all cloven-hooved ruminant mammals including muskox, goats, deer, and various species of antelope.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Cheeses

How do cows chew cheese?

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Cows don't chew cheese. They're herbivores, they chew grass and hay and such, and chew, when they're sitting around and relaxed, partly digested forage matter that they regurgitated from their reticulo-rumen tract called cud. Milk is produced from cows (normally for their calves, but in the case of dairy cows, for human consumption), and the fatty content of milk is made into cheese and other creamy dairy products like ice cream, yogurt, and butter.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Cattle Reproduction

What are the growth stages of cows?

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Calf: newborn offspring that depends on milk and mother for growth. Heifer: female bovine that has not had a calf. First time heifer: a female that has given birth to her first offspring. Cow: female that has given birth second calf, she will remain a cow until the end of the life cycle. Yearling: can either be a female or a male that has reached a year old. Bull: sexually mature (at about 12 months of age) intact male bovine, he will remain a bull until either castration when he will be called a steer or until the end of his life cycle.
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Are calf's brains called sweetbread?

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Only the pancreas or thymus glands are considered sweetbreads. Calf's brains are called cervelle de veau.
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What do you call a cow lying on a barn floor?

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Lazy, sleeping, or just in the way!

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