Depending on the breed of cow, their scientific classification is either Bos taurus or Bos indicus. Bos taurus is the term used for all domesticated European cows, while Bos indicus refers to all other tropical cow species, such as Brahma or Zebu.Know More
Some species of cow are actually a cross between Bos indicus and Bos taurus, such as Sanga cows that developed several hundreds of years ago in Africa as the result of natural crossbreeding. There are also many artificial crossbreeds that have been created since the early 1900s.
Wild, nondomesticated species of cows are generally classified as Bos taurus primigenius. This group includes wild oxen and the extinct aurochs.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
The amount of manure produced daily by a dairy cow differs depending on whether or not the cow is giving milk, the bedding used in the barn and breed and adult weight. The average cow produces 120.5 lbs. of mixed feces and urine and 16.8 lbs. of qualified solid waste over the course of a day, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.Full Answer >
Domestic cows are a species called Bos taurus, from the Bovidae family and the Bovinae subfamily. They are common all over the world, in places with suitable areas for grazing. They are large animals, with a weight between 147 and 1363 kilograms, and a height between 49 and 52 inches.Full Answer >
Either a baby bull or a baby cow is called a calf. If the baby bull is castrated prior to puberty, he is called a steer.Full Answer >
Once pregnant, a cow gives birth to a calf in nine months. The average cow has its first calf at around two years of age.Full Answer >