The smallest type
of cow is a breed called Dexter, which was bred a small size for household living.
Cows were domesticated
about 5,000 years ago.
Cows can see color.
Cows can detect odors
upto 5 miles away.
A 1,000 pound cow
produces an average of 10 tons of manure a year.
Per day, a cow spends
6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud.
The average cow drinks
about 30 gallons of water and eats about 95 pounds of feed per day.
A cow stands up and
lies down about 14 times a day.
A cow's heart beats
between 60 and 70 beats per minute.
Cows can hear lower
and higher frequencies better than humans.
Old cows in India
have their own nursing home.
There are approximately
350 squirts in a gallon of milk.
The fastest cow is
There are an estimated
920 cow breeds in the world!
The average cow with
two milkings a day produces about 10 gallons of milk a day.
10 gallons of milk
weighs about 60 pounds! (No wonder cows get frisky after milking!)
It takes about 1.5
gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.
In the average herd
there is one bull for every 30 cows.
Corn is the most
popular feed, then pasture, then hay.
The world's biggest
Holstein statue is in New Salem, North Dakota.