Cow Facts


Moo excessively at cows with calves. Mooing, or lowing as it is also called, can signal distress or act as a "feed me" cry from the calf. Respect other cow harrassers. Stay at least 100 yards away from anyone else who is harrassing cows in the area. Don't "steal" cows that are responding to another caller. Always get permission before harrassing cows on private land.


Cows have almost total 360-degree panoramic vision, making them tough to sneak up on. So don't even try.

Per day, a cow spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing it's cud. Cows are not only evil, they are lazy and gluttonous.

A cow has four stomachs.

Today's high-production dairy cows produce triple the amount of milk compared to cows from the 1960s...from about 6 gallons per day to over 20 in 1999.

An average cow with 2 milkings produces about 20 gallons of milk a day, or 50 to 60 pounds. There are approximately 350 squirts in a gallon of milk.

It takes about 1 1/2 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

New Zealand is first in butter consumption at 26 lb/person/year. the United States spreads on 4.6 lb/person/year.

An average cow drinks about 30 gallons of water and eats 95 pounds of feed per day.

Hay ranks third, behind pasture and corn, as the most popular cow feed.

A 1,000 pound cow produces on average 10 tons of manure a year.

Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better then humans.

A cow can live 25 years.

A cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day.

Old cows in India have their own nursing homes.