How Many Baseball Gloves Can Be Made From One Cow?


The leather from one cow hide yields 12 baseball gloves. Leather is one of the many biproducts that cows are used for in addition to providing meat. Sixty-five percent of a cow that weighs 1,000 pounds is used for beef, and 34 percent goes for by-products.

One cow hide also makes 144 baseballs, 12 basketballs, 20 footballs, 18 soccer balls or 18 volleyballs. Other by-products of cows include soap, the gelatin that is an ingredient in jello, marshmallows and gum, some film coatings and candles. Many medical products, such as first-aid creams, anti-rejection drugs and some types of insulin, are also by-products of beef cattle.