Cows moo when they are scared or sense that something is wrong. Mothers and calves call to each other if separated. Hungry calves will call to attract the attention of their mothers. Cows also vocalize when they are coming into heat, presumably to attract the attention of a bull.Continue Reading
The Merck Veterinary Manual says that very little is known about the vocal communication system of cattle. In addition to mooing, cattle can hoot and roar. Aggressive bulls roar as a warning of an imminent attack.
Most research on cow vocalizations assumes cattle only vocalize when distressed and use the rate of vocalization as a way to measure cattle distress.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Female buffaloes are called cows. They stand approximately 5 feet tall and weigh 1,000 pounds, compared to bulls at 6 feet tall and 2,000 pounds. Females gestate for approximately 258 days, give birth to one calf a year and nurse offspring for six months. Buffaloes live as families in herds.Full Answer >
Characteristics of cows include their large size, boxy body type and calm temperament. They have bulky, long bodies with relatively small heads. Cows can weigh more than 2,000 pounds, but height and weight can vary significantly between breeds.Full Answer >
Approximately 10 cows can fit around a round bale feeder at once. If more than 10 cows eat at one feeder, the most aggressive animals typically get the best hay; the others eat what remains or nothing at all. One 900-pound round bale feeds about 30 cows daily.Full Answer >
Find images of cows from a large number of breeds on the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science website. The website maintains a list of breeds with accompanying photographs on each breed's webpage. Find anatomical images on the Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum.Full Answer >