There are an estimated 920 different breeds of cows in the world
Cows came to America with Christopher Columbus
People first domesticated cows about 5000 years ago
The Holstein produces the most milk of all breeds
Cows spend 6 hours a day eating and 8 hours chewing cud
A dairy cow can produce 5 gallons of ice cream a day
Cows can live 25 years if people would let them
The city of Boston was laid out by cow paths
In an average herd, there is 1 bull to every 30 cows
A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day
The average dairy cow produces about 10 gallons of milk a day
Cows can detect odors up to five miles away
The age of a cow can be determined by counting the rings on its horns
Old cows in India have their own nursing homes
Cows can see color
Wisconsin has the most dairy cows, Texas the most beef cows
There are approximately 350 "squirts" in a gallon of milk
The smallest type of cow is a breed called Dexter, which was bred a small size for household living.
The average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and eats about 95 pounds of feed per day.
A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime.
A cow's heart beats between 60 and 70 beats per minute.
Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.
A cow weighs about 1400 pounds. That's probably 5-12 times what we weigh!
No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots. What a cow eats affects how much milk she gives.
From a cow's gelatin we get photographic film and the dearly departed phonographic records.
When the Pilgrims came to America, they brought cows with them.