Top 10 cattle factsCattle quiz
Aside from cattle, which animal provides most milk used by humans?
Buffalo. Water buffaloes provide 11% of the world's milk, which is much more than goats (2%, third place). Buffalo's milk contains higher levels of total solids, crude protein, fat than cow milk; it gives therefore more cheese, butter and other dairy products. The top buffalo milk producers are India and Pakistan.
Which animal is the tallest of wild cattle species?
Gaur. The gaur, also called the Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Jars' are the tallest of wild cattle species and among the largest living land animals. Only elephants, rhinos, the hippopotamus and the giraffe grow heavier.
Which infectious agent causes diseases that are the most difficult to cure?
Prion. All known prion diseases affect the structure of the brain or other neural tissue and all are currently untreatable and universally fatal. This includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as "mad cow disease") in cattle and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) in humans.
What is jallikattu?
Banned Indian rodeo. Known from cave paintings jallikattu seems like a cross of rodeo and Basque San Fermin bull run. Men attempt to hold zebu bull around their hump either to knock it down or stand long enough to win. It's a Tamil traditional custom of South India, that was banned on the basis of animal cruelty.
What kind of meat is one of the main exports of Argentina?
Beef. Cows were first brought to Argentina in 1536 by Spanish Conquistadors. Due to the geography of the Pampas and a small national market, the cattle multiplied rapidly. Beef and its production have played a major part in the culture of Argentina, and cattle industry had become a key growth driver in the economy.
This breed of cattle from Africa is known for its the huge horns.
Ankole-Watussi. The Ankole-Watusi is a modern American breed of domestic cattle. It derives from the Ankole group of Sanga cattle breeds of central Africa. It is characterized by very large horns.
What cattle breed is the symbol of the U.S. state of Texas?
Texas longhorn. The Texas longhorn is a hybrid of Spanish and English cattle and is known for its extremely long horns, which can extend to over 2 m. It became one of the state's official mammal symbols in 1995.
How many udders does a cow have?
1. An udder is an organ formed of the mammary glands of female four-legged mammals, particularly ruminants such as cattle, goats, sheep and deer. It is equivalent to the breast in primates. The udder is a single mass hanging beneath the animal, consisting of pairs of mammary glands. In cattle there are normally two pairs.
What is the typical weight of a cow?
580 kg (1280 pounds). A healthy calf weighs 40 to 45 kg or more at birth. At 15 months of age, it reaches 360 kg (800 pounds). A mature Holstein cow typically weighs 580 kg (1280 pounds), and stands 147 cm (58 inches) tall at the shoulder.
How many compartments are in cow's stomach?
Four. Cattle have one stomach with four compartments, the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. The rumen is the largest, and it serves as the primary site for microbial fermentation of ingested feed.