Cattle


Breeds

There are alot of cow breeds in the world. There are over 1,000 of them! Here are some of them....

highlanders
  • Aberdeen Angus
  • Hereford
  • Highland Cattle
  • Texas Longhorn
  • Tasmainien Grey
  • Belted Galloway
  • Brown Swiss
  • Black Angus

  • Care

    cow nose

    To take care of cows you need to feed them and give them water. They also need a place to sleep in the winter because it gets cold. In the winter, cattle oftn have trouble getting water.If cattle get mud in there hooves it can decreases hoof hardness and increases the incidence of claw lesions. Cattle require sanitary housing, good quality pasture, nutritious food, and plenty of sunshine.


    Shelter

    calf in straw

    Cattle need shelter during the cold months and/or during thunderstorms or other weather stuff. They need to be warm and comfterbal. To keep them warm, you can put straw to help them but they produce body heat when there all crowded. In your pastures, you can put three-sided barns or for calves you can put a calf shelter which is like a three-sided barn but are smaller so cows cant come in.


    What they eat

    Cows eat grass and hay. On a dry matter basis a cow will eat 4 to 5 tons of forage per year. As long as there is pasture for the cows to eat it is most economical to let them graze. They can also eat corn and barley, as well as distillers grains. Adult female cows weigh 1,600lbs and Adult male cows weigh 2,400 lbs. Cattle when there born weigh 60-95 lbs.

    calf in snow
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