Facts about Cows

  1. Cows have almost panoramic, 360-degree vision, allowing them to watch for predators or humans from all angles.
  2. Cows have an acute sense of smell and can detect odors up to six miles away, which is also helpful in detecting imminent danger.
  3. Cows have no upper front teeth. Instead, they press their sharp bottom teeth against the top hard palate of their mouth to cut efficiently through blades of grass.
  4. The average dairy cow consumes more than 100 pounds of food per day and drinks up to 40 gallons of water per day.
  5. These extremely social creatures don’t like to be alone. So if a cow isolates herself, she’s either not feeling well or she’s about to give birth.
  6. Cows are red-green colorblind. In a bullfight, its the waving of the cape that attracts the bull not the red color
  7. Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans.
  8. Cows are pregnant for 9 months just like people
  9. There are more than 800 different breeds of cattle around the world.
  10.   Every cow is unique – no two cows have the same markings.
  11.   Cows can remember the faces of 100 other Cows!
  12.   The mother cow-calf bond is particularly strong. There are countless cases of mother cows who frantically call and search for their calf long after he has been taken away from her.
  13.   Cows chew at least 50 times per minute!