Posts tagged ‘Cow’

What are a cow’s horns made of?

Cow’s Horn

A cow’s horns are made up mostly of special growth of touch skin material called “keratin.”  The nails on your fingers and toes are made of this materials.  So are the claws and hooves of animals.  The horns keep growing throughout the animal’s life.

Since cattle can use their horns as weapons, they are sometimes dehorned to make them safer for cattlemen to handle.  The cattle are also less likely to injure each other.  Some breeds do not grow horns.  Cattle born without horns, or whose horns are removed, and called “polled” cattle. – Dick Rogers

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How does a cow make its milk?

Milking Cow

A cow’s milk is made in a baggy organ called an “udder,” which hangs from its stomach Part of a cow’s diet of grass and grain is used as nourishment for itself, and part of it becomes milk.  Inside the cow’s udder are special milk-making cells that take food materials from the cow’s blood and turn them into milk.

The udder has four sections that hold the milk.  When a cow is milked, the milk squirts out through large nipples called “teats.”  Dairy cows are milked at least twice a day.  Champion dairy cows give over 50 quarts of milk each day. – Dick Rogers

Why does a cow chew its cud?

Cow Chewing

Chewing a cud is the way a cow digests its food thoroughly.  A cow has a special stomach with a storage section called a “rumen.”  When the cow eats some grass, she chews it just enough to moisten it.  The food collects in the rumen, where it is softened and formed into a ball called a “cud.”

Later, when the cow is resting, the cud moves back up into the cow’s mouth for careful chewing.  After that, the food is swallowed into other parts of its stomach for more complete digestion.  Camels, deer, goats and sheep are other cud-chewing animal.– Dick Rogers

Why do cows chew their cuds?

A cow’s stomach has four parts.  It must chew its food twice before the food can be digested.

Cattle have the habit of swallowing their food and later bringing it back to the mouth to be rechewed.  Hence they are called “ cud-chewing” animals.

The cow has an end way of digesting its food.  A cow’s stomach is divided into four compartments.  Each compartment helps digest the food the cow eats.

Cow

While a cow is grazing it chews its food only slightly.  When the food is first, swallowed, it goes into the first compartment of the stomach where it is moistened.

From there it passes into the second compartment.  Have the food forms into a soft ball called a cud.  Later, when the cow is resting, the cud moves back up in the cow’s mouth to be chewed thoroughly.

This time, when the food is swallowed, it passes into the third and fourth compartments when real digestion takes place.

Animals that chew cuds and have this kind of stomach are called ruminants.  Ox, deer sheep, goats and antelope are ruminants.  – Dick Rogers

 

Why do cow’s chew their cuds?

Cow

A cow’s stomach has four parts.  It must chew its food twice before the food can be thoroughly digested.  You eat your food only once, but a cow eats the same food two times.

That is because the cow has an odd way of digesting its food – it has what amounts to four stomachs!

While the cow is grazing it swallows its food whole.  The first stomach just collects the quickly swallowed food.  The second part of the cow’s stomach softens the food and forms it into a ball called a cud.

Later, while the cow is resting, the cud moves back up into the cow’s mouth where it is chewed thoroughly.

This time, when the food is swallowed, it goes into the third and fourth parts of the stomach, where real digestion takes place.  Chewing a cud is called ruminating, and cud-chewer are called ruminants.  Sheep, deer and giraffe are ruminants.

In the wild, many of the ruminants must be prepared to eat quickly and run for safety.  When the animal reaches safe place, it can chew its food in peace. – Dick Rogers