Fun Cow Facts
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Cows are herbivores; that is, they eat vegetation. Cows eat grass, which is hard to digest. A cow has one stomach with four compartments; The rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum. Cow are ruminates meaning they can digest food that can normally not be digested. While a cow is feeding, the food is swallowed without being chewed and goes into the rumen for storage. The cow will find quiet place to process the food. The food is regurgitated, a mouthful at a time, back up to the mouth, where the food, now called the cud, is chewed by the molars, so it can be digested. Cows spend 6-11 hours per day eating, 5-9 hours chewing her cud, and about 4 hours sleeping.
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