Fun Cow Facts
Did You Know?
Cows are part of the Cattle family and are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass. All members of the cattle family have cloven feet, meaning the hooves are separated into two toes. There are well over 1 billion cattle in the world. Cows can run up to 35 miles per hour. In deep mud, cows can run faster than horses! A typical fully-grown Holstein cow can weigh up to 1,400 pounds and can produce about 60-75 pounds (7-9 gallons) of milk in a single day. A cow can live up to 25 years. The oldest recorded cow, Big Bertha, was born in Ireland and died at the age of 48 in 1993!
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