Welcome to Crazy for COWS (sm)! We celebrate bovines
of all shapes and sizes. Mooooooo! Cattle lovers... come join the herd!
Do you have a great cow photo to share? If so
contact Chief Cow. Thanks!
Cow Names: What's your favorite?
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Ahhh, cows... What's not to like about cows?
Take the Moo Challenge -- all our cow
games and quizzes are on one page, including CowPie!
From the Cow mailbox:
Collector's Weekly filters eBay auctions, and
recently added a cow collectors topic (cow pottery, milk signs, cookie
jars, etc.). Here's the link:
Collector's Weekly Cows
Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts:
More Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts...
Reaseheath Farm bovines, from Clive:
Bovines at Reaseheath
Clive sent these pictures of calves at the University, and a of bovine that is certainly not a calf:
Different pose of cuteness
24 hours old
Bull from Hulse Farm, Lach Dennis, Cheshire
Clive shared this photo of a little bull calf, less than a week old:
Clive and Madoncows would like to introduce Sir George:
Sir George wants a closer look
Or a sniff
George and Friends
Clive shared two photos of a two-day old heifer:
Audrey, who had shared photos of her old cow car, had to get a new one. She
writes, "I had let the COW CAR go to pasture, but it took me several months taking off everything on my old town car to put on the new town car 2001. But we did it with help from many friends and the Military -- we got her back on the road. Bette had a complete make over and the cow car is flasher than ever. She moo's and has many other sounds too. I had the other car for almost ten years and we are hoping for the same with this one...I made her a tribute to Bette."
Donna also sent some photos of the new cow car...
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(All guest cows that have appeared on the homepage
are on one of the guest cows pages, always available for you to enjoy.)
Quick Cow facts:
Do cows have horns? Yes, female bovines almost always have horns. While
some cows are naturally polled (which means horn-free), the majority have their
horns removed when they are calves to make them safer to handle. So, YES,
cows can indeed have horns!
Oreo cookie cows? Yes, there are "belted" bovines out there!
More cow facts!
- The Simmental was officially establish in the Swiss Canton of Berne in the 1800s (the first herdbook), but there is evidence that this type of cattle had been in existence for hundreds of years before that.
- Bos indicus type cattle have several features that distinguish them from European cattle: long, pendulous ears, a hump over the shoulder and neck area, and a large throatlatch and dewlap which have a lot of excess skin.
- It takes about 10 volumes of milk to get 1 volume of cheese.
- The Brown Swiss is originally from -- Switzerland! The Swiss cow is called Swiss Brown or Braunvieh.
- Herefords are typically a reddish-brown color with white on the head, legs, tail, and underbelly. Occasionally there are "yellow" Herefords born; these are a golden yellow color but still have the white spots. However, they are very rare.
- The Brahman breed was developed from Bos indicus cattle from India. Four types of Bos indicus were used: the Gir, Guzerat, Nellore, and Krankrej.
- Cows are ruminants, members of the suborder Ruminantia (order Artiodactyla).
- A 1,000 pound cow makes about 10 tons of manure a year, on average.
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Last updated: June 30, 2015
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