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10 Amazing Facts About Cattle

Updated: Sep 19

There are so many fun things to learn about cattle. Here are 10 amazing things.

  1. You may already know about this but cow milk is delicious! You can also make so many things with it. I mean, where would we be without cheese pizza?

  2. There are over 800 different cattle breeds.

  3. Cattle are herd animals and so need to watch out for predators. Cows can see almost 360 degrees.

  4. Their big animals and they chew a lot of food! Cows spend about 8 hours a day chewing and chew 40-50 times a minutes. Eating machines.

  5. Cows sleep standing up. They also lay on the ground too.

  6. The rumen, their stomach with 4 parts, can hold up to 50 gallons of food. Just for perspective, a bathtub can hold about 30-50 gallons of water.

  7. The hamburger debuted at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis in 1904.

  8. A holstein has lots of black spots which are unique and like fingerprints.

  9. Cows can live for more than 20 years. The average age is only about 2 years old though. They are mostly raised for meat.

  10. Cows are like humans. Cows are pregnant for 9 months.

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