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Oxen are bovines specialized as draft animals. Both oxen and bulls are domesticated bovines, and oxen are always male animals. However "bull" is a general name for any male bovine, whereas an ox is such an animals which has been specially trained and physically prepared for hard labor pulling and ca


An ox is a working animal, while a cow is kept for food and breeding. Both cows and oxen are considered cattle or bovines.


A cow is female whereas a bull is male. Depending on the species, either may have horns, but only cows will have udders.


An ox looks like a small bison with a long coat and a large head, and it has curved horns and sharp hooves. Their long warm hair and strong muscles are ideal for the tundra and mountainous terrain that oxen usually call home.


Breed cattle either by releasing bulls into a pasture with cows or by artificial insemination. To artificially inseminate a cow, collect semen from the bull and deposit the semen inside the uterine body of a cow in heat.


For domestic cattle, a young ox is a calf or a steer, sometimes called a working steer. In the case of musk oxen or other wild oxen, a young ox is a calf, a heifer or, occasionally, a stot.


Adult size for cows can vary significantly due to breed and sex, although large breeds can weigh 1,400 pounds or more. Smaller breeds weigh between 600 and 1,000 pounds. Bulls can grow over 3,000 pounds in rare occasions.


Ox bile is a natural supplement that promotes healthier livers, says Dr. David Williams. More broadly, ox bile is useful for weight control and fat loss. Individuals usually take ox bile in pill form before meals.


Bulls and other cattle live around the world on farms, grasslands and pastures; some wild cattle also live in the woods. On farms, most bulls are castrated and slaughtered for their meat before they turn 3 years old. These young males are raised in barns or in individual stalls.


While bulls eat the same diet of grains and grass that cows do, bulls used for rodeo competitions eat a high protein diet supplemented with vitamin B12. Cattle are fed with feedstuffs, a mix of roughage, oilseeds, grains and by-products, such as corn and bakery waste.