Cow Facts & Trivia
- Cows are herbivores meaning they eat grasses, plants, corn.
- Cows have 32 teeth
- A cow has one stomach with four compartments. The rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum.
- Cows have almost a 360 degree panoramic field of vision
- A cow is a mature female and a bull is an adult male of the bovine family
- Cows are milked for an average of three to four years
- There are about 920 different breeds of cows in the world.
- A cow must have a calf to be able to produce milk
- Cows can live 25 years.
- Cows are ruminants, which are cud chewing mammals.
- The average body temperature of a cow is around 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit
- Until the 1850’s, nearly every family in the United States owned a cow
- The World Championship Cow Chip Throw is held each April in Beaver, Oklahoma.
- People would travel with their cows in order to have milk with them
- There are over a billion cows in the world
- Cows are sacred in India
- Cows are color blind to red and green.
- Cows eat around 40 pounds of food a day
- A cow is able to smell something as far as six miles away
- An average dairy cow weighs about 1290 pounds
- Cows chew about 50 times per minute
- Cows form friendship and also hold grudges for years
- Happier cows produce more milk
- A cow will walk miles to find her calves.
- The average body temperature of a cow is 101.5 degrees F.
- Cows live on every continent except Antarctica
- A cow can run 35 mph.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Artiodactyla
- Family: Bovidae
- Genus: Bos
- Cow Belles,(2006)
- Home on the Range, (2004)
- The Price of Milk, (2000)
- The Cow, (1969)
- Black Cow by Steely Dan
- Brown Chicken Brown Cow by Track Adkins
- For All the Cows by Foo Fighters
- Milk Cow Blues by The Kinks
- Babe the Blue Ox, from the story “Paul Bunyan”
- Ben the Cow, from the movie “Barnyard”
- Clarabelle Cow, the Disney cartoon character
- Cow, from the TV show “Cow and Chicken”
- Elsie the Cow,symbol of Borden Milk
- Gladys the Cow, from “Sesame Street”
- Mrs O’Leary’s Cow, Accused of burning down Chicago
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