Cow Trivia

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Cattle
Cow Trivia

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  • Cows were domesticated nearly 5,000 years ago.
  • Cows can see color.
  • Cows can detect odors up to 5 miles away.
  • Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.
  • Each day, a cow spends approximately 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud.
  • Most cows chew at least 50 times per minute.
  • The average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and consumes 95 pounds of feed per day.
  • An average dairy cow weighs about 1,400 pounds.
  • A cow stands up and lies down about 14 times a day.
  • There are approximately 350 squirts that go into each gallon of milk.
  • The average cow with 2 milkings a day produces about 10 gallons daily.
  • Ten gallons of milk weighs about 60 pounds.
  • There are about 11 million cows in America. They will make about 57.5 billion quarts of milk this year.
  • A 1,000 pound cow produces on average 10 tons of manure annually.
  • Old cows in India have their own nursing home!
  • Cows drink 35 gallons of water a day -- the equivalent of a bathtub full of water.
  • An average cow eats . . . 20 lbs of hay, 20 lbs of corn silage, 10-20 lbs of corn, 6-12 lbs of supplement (fortified with protein, energy, vitamins & minerals).

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