Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cattle (A herd or drove)
Top Ten Facts About Cattle:
Dogs and cats drink by lapping water with their tongues while cattle and horses make use of a sucking action.
Other than beef, cattle provide important by-products for pharmaceuticals, bubble gum, crayons, candles, toothpaste, paper, plastic, perfume, antifreeze, glue, tires, paints, and much more!
Female cattle are cows, males are bulls, and babies are calves.
Cattle are very curious and they have a tendency to investigate anything.
Cattle only have one stomach but with four compartments to help digest grasses and grains.
Cows often have their ear pierced for ID tags.
A cow grazes for about 8 hours every day.
Cows regurgitate their food and re-chew the cud to help digestion.
The average dairy cow gives 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
Texas has the most cattle - 13 million.