Welcome to Crazy for COWS (sm)! We celebrate bovines
of all shapes and sizes. Mooooooo! Cattle lovers... come join the herd!
Do you have a great cow photo to share? If so
contact Chief Cow. Thanks!
Cow Names: What's your favorite?
Ahhh, cows... What's not to like about cows?
Take the Moo Challenge -- all our cow
games and quizzes are on one page, including CowPie!
Dissertation writing guide
College homework tips
From the Cow mailbox:
Collector's Weekly filters eBay auctions, and
recently added a cow collectors topic (cow pottery, milk signs, cookie
jars, etc.). Here's the link:
Collector's Weekly Cows
Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts:
More Cow T-shirts and sweatshirts...
Some fun cow pics from Clive:
Highland cow and calf
Hmmm, what's this?
Now, how do you start this thing?
This exhaust needs a good clean!
Who you looking at, weren't touching anything!
Also from Clive:
Waiting for Mummy
Reaseheath Farm bovines, from Clive:
Bovines at Reaseheath
Clive sent these pictures of calves at the University, and a of bovine that is certainly not a calf:
Different pose of cuteness
24 hours old
Bull from Hulse Farm, Lach Dennis, Cheshire
Clive shared this photo of a little bull calf, less than a week old:
Clive and Madoncows would like to introduce Sir George:
Sir George wants a closer look
Or a sniff
George and Friends
Clive shared two photos of a two-day old heifer:
Audrey, who had shared photos of her old cow car, had to get a new one. She
writes, "I had let the COW CAR go to pasture, but it took me several months taking off everything on my old town car to put on the new town car 2001. But we did it with help from many friends and the Military -- we got her back on the road. Bette had a complete make over and the cow car is flasher than ever. She moo's and has many other sounds too. I had the other car for almost ten years and we are hoping for the same with this one...I made her a tribute to Bette."
Donna also sent some photos of the new cow car...
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(All guest cows that have appeared on the homepage
are on one of the guest cows pages, always available for you to enjoy.)
Quick Cow facts:
Do cows have horns? Yes, female bovines almost always have horns. While
some cows are naturally polled (which means horn-free), the majority have their
horns removed when they are calves to make them safer to handle. So, YES,
cows can indeed have horns!
Oreo cookie cows? Yes, there are "belted" bovines out there!
More cow facts!
- The mean gestation period for Holsteins is 279 days. The mean gestation period for Brown Swiss is 290 days.
- Three herds of White Park cattle (two in England and one in Scotland) date to the mid-1200s when the herds were enclosed.
- Whole milk contains about 4% fat. Low-fat milk contains 1 or 2 percent fat. Skim milk has less than 1/2 percent fat.
- Seen any "oreo cookie" cows? Dutch Belted and Belted Galloways are two breeds that are black with a wide white belt around the middle.
- Milk is an emulsion (a suspension of small particles of one liquid in another where the two liquids do not mix) of fat and protein in water, along with dissolved sugars (carbohydrates), minerals, and vitamins.
- Herefords are typically a reddish-brown color with white on the head, legs, tail, and underbelly. Occasionally there are "yellow" Herefords born; these are a golden yellow color but still have the white spots. However, they are very rare.
- The Jersey has the richest milk with the highest percentage of butterfat and protein.
- Cheese has been made since ancient times. Milk from cows, and possibly other animals, was made into cheese by approximately 1000 BC.
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Last updated: October 1, 2016
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