- The male counterpart of a cow is called bull and the offspring is known as a calf.
- A cow can climb up the stairs, but cannot climb down. This is because her knees cannot bend properly.
- A cow gives milk for the first time, only after she gives birth to a calf.
- A cow produces around 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
- A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.
- A cow that weighs 1000 pound can produce an average 10 tons of manure every year.
- A cow usually spends 6-7 hours in day eating cud and around 8 hours on chewing it.
- Almost all the cows chew at least 50 times per minute.
- An average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements in a day.
- An average cow produces 30 lbs of urine and 65 lbs pounds of feces daily.
- Cows are venerated in the Hindu religion of India.
- Cows can drink up to 35 gallons of water a day.
- Cows do not bite grass; rather they curl their tongue around it.
- Cows have a single stomach, but four digestive compartments.
- Cows have almost total 360-degree panoramic vision.
- Cows have an acute sense of smell and can smell something up to 6 miles away.
- Cows produce around 90 percent of the milk in the world.
- Dairy cows can produce up to 125 lbs of saliva a day.
- The average body temperature of a cow is 101.5°F.
- A Holstein cow, named Robthom Suzet Paddy, holds the record for the greatest yield for a single lactation (365 days), at 59,298 lbs.
- A cow named Cow No. 289 holds the record for the highest lifetime yield of milk for a single cow, at 465,224 lbs.
- The highest milk yield for a single day is 241 lbs, by a cow named Urbe Blanca.
- The oldest cow till date was Big Bertha, a Dremon, which died just 3 months shy of her 49th birthday.Read here.
Friday, January 27, 2012
'Holy Cow' of the Day
image Interesting & Amazing Information on Cows