INTERESTING COW FACTS
The oldest cow ever recorded was a Dremon Cow named ‘Big Bertha’ who died 3 months just before her 49th birthday on New Years Eve, 1993.
‘Big Bertha’ also holds the record for lifetime breeding as she produced 39 calves.
The heaviest live birth of a calf is 225 lbs for a British Friesian cow in 1961.
Dairy cows can produce 125 pounds of saliva a day.
Dairy cows can produce up to 200 pounds of flatus (trumps and burps) a day!
Cows often have their ears pierced-with I.D. tags.
People first domesticated cows about 5000 years ago.
The Holstein cow produces the most milk of all breeds.
Cows can live to the age of 25 years old if people would let them.
A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.
In an average herd, there is 1 bull to every 30 cows.
Cows can detect odours up to five miles away.
The age of a cow can be determined by counting the rings on its horns.
Cows can see colour.
There are approximately 350 ‘squirts’ in a gallon of milk.
Cows can pick and lick their noses with their tongues.
Cows drink 25 – 50 gallons of water each day. That is nearly a bathtub full.
When the Pilgrims went to America, they took cows with them.