Cow Facts for Kids

 Facts from the Hampshire County Cattle Club

1. Cows came to America in 1611.

2.Dairy & Beef cattle have their first calf when they turn 2

3. A dairy cow produces about 10 gallons of milk every day.

4. Cows drink 20-40 gallons of water every day.

5. Big Bertha, the oldest cow to ever live, lived until she was 48!

6. A mature cow has 32 teeth, but no front top teeth.

7. Milk is 87% water.

8. It takes 12 pounds of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.

9. Beef cows also produce milk, but only for their calves, not human consumption.

10. Cows do not bite grass, they wrap their tongue around it.