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.Continue Reading
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 cost of a calf, which is the offspring of an adult cow, can vary depending on the breed. As of 2014, a Jersey bull calf, one month old, can be purchased for around $140. A Guernsey bull calf, 3 months of age, is about $150.Full Answer >
A cow can produce as much as 120 pounds of wet manure in a single day, depending on the size and breed of the animal. Cow manure is a combination of bedding material, solid waste and wet waste.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 >
A cull cow is any cow that has left the herd. The term "culling" is most often associated with the deliberate killing of undesirable cattle, but it also refers to animals that are sold off alive for any reason and those that die naturally while still on the farm.Full Answer >