Sunday, 4 February 2018

9 Interesting Facts About Cow


Cows are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks that pull carts, plows and other implements). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.

Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in southeast Turkey.[1] According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world.[2] In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome.[3] Some consider cattle the oldest form of wealth, and cattle raiding consequently one of the earliest forms of theft.
Here are 9 facts you probably haven’t heard about cows:

1. Most people think that cows have four stomachs. That’s actually not true. They have just one stomach with four chambers — rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. This allows them to break down tough plant matter that would normally be indigestible.

2. Cow gestation lasts the same amount of time as human pregnancy, nine months.
3. Cows can live more than 20 years

4. The average domestic cow sleeps only about four hours a day.
5 An average dairy cow weighs about 1,200 pounds.
6 A cows normal body temperature is 101.5°F.
7. The average cow chews at least 50 times per minute.
8. The typical cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.
9. An average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements in a day.

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