A cow consumes between 5 to 7 gallons of water per day when the temperature is 50 degrees F and up to 24 gallons when the temperature is 95 degrees F. The amount of water a cow requires increases by one quart for every degree over 50 degrees F.
A: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.
A:A cow carries a calf for nine months, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Females sexually mature at 15 months and are bred to optimally deliver their first calf at two years of age. After a brief two- to three-month interval, they are bred again.
A:In North America, predators of the pig include mountain lions, coyotes, dingoes, alligators and bobcats. Pigs have been domesticated since 10,000 BC and often live on farms. Wild and domesticated pigs can be found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Wild pigs are fast runners and good swimmers. They seek out moist forests near swamps and rivers as their habitat.
A:A group of cattle is called a herd, mob, drift or drove. In the United States, domesticated cattle live in fenced pastures and are sheltered in barns. They provide various products, including meat, dairy products, leather and soap. In some parts of the world, cattle pull wagons and plows.
A:A domestic farm pig averages 10 piglets per litter and can have two to three litters per year. Feral hogs have five to six piglets per litter and average 1.5 litters per year. Pig farmers average 23 piglets per year per breeding sow.
A:The average height of a horse depends on the type and breed. The average height of Quarter Horses is 15 hands high, or 15 hh. The average height of Hanoverians is 18 hh. Horses are measured in "hands," which equal the width of a man’s palm, or approximately 4 inches.
A:When given high-quality feed, cows generally consume from 2.2 to 2.5 percent of their body weight per day or around 11 to 12.5 pounds of food per day for a 500-pound cow. Feed quality, percentage of body fat, frame size and whether or not a cow is lactating can affect the amount of food a cow takes in.
A:The farthest most horses can sustain a gallop is thought to be around 2 miles, but some Arabian horses can gallop for 2.5 miles before fatigue is a factor. The gallop is the fastest method of movement for the horse, averaging approximately 25 to 30 mph.
A:Most horses remain in the standing position because their weight places excess pressure on their internal organs when lying down. Adult horses only lie down for brief periods of time. Foals spend more time on the ground during naps until they get older.
A:There are a number of differences between a mule and an ass, but the main difference is the number of chromosomes: an ass or donkey has 62 and a mule has 63. A mule is the offspring of a horse and a donkey, but mules cannot breed.
A:A male cow is called a steer if it has been castrated and is called a bull if it is still able to reproduce. Due to the loss of their testicles, steers often exhibit physical differences from bulls, including less muscle around the neck.
A:According to the University of Washington, cows sleep for approximately 3.9 hours per day, meaning that they spend about 16.9 percent of the day sleeping. Adult humans sleep for approximately 8 hours per day, which represents 33.3 percent of the day. Human infants sleep approximately 16 hours per day.
A:Pigs and chickens are non-ruminant, monogastric animals that digest food in one stomach, similar to humans. They are fed grains that digest easily, such as soybean meal for protein and corn for energy.