What type of cow species are there?
Cattle were originally identified by Carolus Linnaeus as three separate species. These were Bos taurus, the European cattle, including similar types from Africa and Asia; Bos indicus, the zebu; and the extinct Bos primigenius, the aurochs. The aurochs is ancestral to both zebu and European cattle. More recently these three have increasingly been grouped as one species, with Bos primigenius taurus, Bos primigenius indicus and Bos primigenius primigenius as the subspecies. Complicating the matter is the ability of cattle to interbreed with other closely related species. Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between European cattle and zebu but also with yaks (called a dzo), banteng, gaur, and bison ("cattalo"), a cross-genera hybrid. For example, genetic testing of the Dwarf Lulu breed, the only humpless "Bos taurus-type" cattle in Nepal, found them to be a mix of European cattle, zebu and yak. Cattle cannot successfully be bred with water buffalo or African buffalo. The aurochs was originally spread throughout Europe, North Africa, and much of Asia. In historical times, their range was restricted to Europe, and the last animals were killed by poachers in Masovia, Poland, in 1627. Breeders have attempted to recreate cattle of similar appearance to aurochs by careful crossing of domesticated cattle breeds, creating the Heck cattle breed.
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Holstein is a breed of cattle, not a species. Holsteins do however, have both "black and white" and "red and white" color patterns, but even these different color patterns do not depict two different breeds.
There are actually two species of "cows" or cattle, as is the proper term. The one most commonly seen around in the milking parlour and in pastures are Bos taurus species. These are what are deemed "European" cattle, originally descended from the now-extinct wild Auroch. The B. taurus species …come in many colours, breeds, and sizes. The second species is called Bos indicus . These species of cattle have humps, loose skin and large, droopy ears. The American Brahman is a B. indicus breed, as well as most cattle found in India and Africa. These cattle are highly tolerant to hot humid climates and are also insect resistant. (MORE)
There are dairy cows, beef cows, dual purpose cows, cows used for draft work, and cows used in sporting events. There are cows that are just simply used as lawn ornaments, and cows that are holy. There are fat cows, thin cows, tall cows and short cows. There are normal-sized cows and mini cows, mean… cows and cows that are lick-your-face friendly. There are body-builder-type cows and normally muscled cows. There are cows that are humped with large ears, and cows that are not. There are horned cows and polled cows. There are wild cows that don't see a human being for most of the year and docile cows that see humans every hour and day of its life. There are male cows called bulls and female cows called--you guessed it--cows. There are also mutt cows and purebred cows. And there are cows that are confined to the barn and cows that are free to roam the range. There are all types of cows in the world, see, of most every kind you can think of. There are literally HUNDREDS of breeds of cows...depending upon how you define them...over 800...some say over 900 different breeds globally!!! Since you asked about "cows" versus the medical/technical term "bovine"...you may be asking about "domestic" (USA cows/bovines)...and possibly, "milk cows".....which can be a simpler list/catagory to work with. (Assuming this is for a school paper, maybe?) Dairy cows come in different sizes and shapes. Those having the same size, shape, color, temperament, and abilities are classed by breed. The major US dairy breeds are Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorn. The largest dairy breed in terms of number of cows is the Holstein. (4-H Association website) For the best EXTENSIVE breakdown by breed and it's distinguishing characteristics... visit the BovineBazaar.com website. It is amazingly extensive. The following is a SIMPLE LIST of breeds from the Oklahoma State Veterinary School website...not all 800+...of course...but at least the ones that Oklahoma State feels are notable. Africander AlbÃ¨res Alentejana Allmogekor American American White Park Amerifax Amrit Mahal Anatolian Black Andalusian Black Andalusian Grey Angeln Angus Ankole Ankole-Watusi Argentine Criollo Asturian Mountain Asturian Valley Aubrac Aulie-Ata Australian Braford Australian Friesian Sahiwal Australian Lowline Australian Milking Zebu Ayrshire Azaouak Bachaur Baladi Baltana Romaneasca Barka Barzona Bazadais BÃ©arnais Beefalo Beefmaker Beefmaster Belarus Red Belgian Blue Belgian Red Belmont Adaptaur Belmont Red Belted Galloway Bengali Berrendas Bh-Bz Bhagnari Blacksided Trondheim and Norland Blanca CacereÃ±a Blanco Orejinegro Blonde d'Aquitaine Bonsmara Boran Bordelais Braford Brahman Brahmousin Brangus Braunvieh British White Brown Swiss Busa Cachena Canadienne Canary Island Canchim Carinthian Blond Caucasian Channi Charbray Charolais Chianina Chinampo Chinese Black-and-White Cholistani Corriente CosteÃ±o con Cuernos Dajal Damascus Damietta Dangi Danish Jersey Danish Red Deoni Devon Dexter Dhanni DÃ¸lafe Droughtmaster Dulong Dutch Belted Dutch Friesian East Anatolian Red Enderby Island English Longhorn Estonian Red EvolÃ¨ne Fighting Bull Fjall Finnish Florida Cracker/Pineywoods Fulani Sudanese Galician Blond Galloway Gaolao Gascon Gelbray Gelbvieh German Angus German Red Pied Gir Glan Gloucester Gobra Greek Shorthorn Greek Steppe Groningen Whiteheaded Gudali Guernsey Guzerat Hallikar Hariana HartÃ³n Hays Converter Hereford Herens Highland Hinterwald Holando-Argentino Holstein Horro Hungarian Grey Icelandic Illawarra Indo-Brazilian Irish Moiled Israeli Holstein Israeli Red Istoben Jamaica Black Jamaica Hope Jamaica Red Jaulan Jersey Kangayam Kankrej Karan Fries Karan Swiss Kazakh Kenwariya Kerry Kherigarh Khillari Kholmogory Kilis Krishna Valley Kurdi Kuri Latvian Brown Limousin Limpurger Lincoln Red Lithuanian Red Lohani Lourdais Luing Madagascar Zebu Maine Anjou Malvi Mandalong Marchigiana Maremmana Masai Mashona Maure Mazandarani Meuse-Rhine-Yssel Mewati Milking Devon Milking Shorthorn Mirandesa Modicana Mongolian MontbÃ©liard Morucha Murboden Murray Grey Muturu Nagori Nanyang N'dama Nelore Nguni Nimari Normande Norwegian Red Ongole Orma Boran Oropa Ovambo Parthenais Philippine Native Polish Red Polled Hereford Ponwar Piedmontese Pinzgauer Qinchuan RÃ¤tien Gray Rath Rathi Red Angus Red Brangus Red Fulani Red Pied Friesian Red Poll Red Polled Ãstland Red Sindhi Red Steppe Reggiana Retinta Rojhan Romagnola Romosinuano Russian Black Pied RX3 Sahiwal Salers Salorn Sanhe Santa Cruz Santa Gertrudis San Martinero Sarabi Senepol Sharabi Shetland Shorthorn Siboney Simbrah Simmental Siri Slovenian Cika South Devon Sussex Swedish Friesian Swedish Red-and-White Swedish Red Polled Tarentaise Telemark Texas Longhorn Texon Tharparkar Tswana Tuli Turkish Grey Steppe Ukrainian Beef Ukrainian Grey Ukrainian Whitehead Umblachery Ural Black Pied Vestland Fjord Vestland Red Polled Vosges Wagyu Welsh Black White CÃ¡ceres White Park Xinjiang Brown Yanbian (MORE)
Just one, cows are cows. Well that's not true cows are the grown female of some animal species such as cattle, elk, even elephants, among others. Generally speaking any time you call the dad a bull and the baby a calf, the mama is called a cow. You could even call your buddies wife a cow. But, that …is not too bright, if you expect her to feed you or are standing too close to her. Another Answer: Aside from the humorous but true answer above, there are several types of cows out there: . Beef cows . Dairy cows . Fighting cows (from the breed Spanish Fighting Bull) . Dual-purpose cows . Draft cows . Rodeo cows (those cows that are used in rodeo like Wild Cow Milking or are dams to some great bucking bulls) And others. (MORE)
A species is sometimes defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Even though this definition is adequate, more precise or differing measures are often used, such as based on similarity of DNA or morphology. So species might not be the best choice of …words in this case, although anything is arguable :) It refers to the male (bull) and female (cow) as a gender. In other words... have no clue as to "why" :) (MORE)
A list of 950+ purebred cattle types are at the Link. These do not include cross breeds. These cows may be generally regarded as being either meat, dairy or mixed purpose.
If you are referring to a dairy cow the genus is "Bos" and the species is "B. Taurus".. Cows and bulls as seen on farms and ranches are referred to as "cattle".
The two most popular species of cows are: Bos Taurus (European-type cattle like the Holstein, Angus and Hereford) Bos indicus (Indian/African-type cattle like Brahman, Nelore and Indu-Brazilian) Other five lesser known cows include the following: Bos gaurus (Gaur, or Indian Bison) Bos f…rontalis (Gayal) Bos javanicus (Bateng) Bos sauveli (Kouprey or Grey Ox) Bos grunniens (Yak) So in total there are actually seven species of cows in the world. (MORE)
We eat all kinds of meat cows not dairy, we eat the angus cow and many others.
A mammal. If any animal isn't laid in an egg and drinks it's mother's milk it is a mammal. This DOES NOT mean that the echidna and the platypus aren't mammals. They are monotremes. The only two mammals that lay eggs as we know it!
Cows only provide one type of milk. Unpasturised full cream. In certain cases, this milk may have more or less cream depending on the quality of feed and availability of water. Disease may also affect the milk, although milk is constantly quality tested, so only the best goes to the milk companies w…ho in turn pasturise and pack milk for consumers. It is in this process that milk is thinned to low fat, no fat, high calcium, etc. (MORE)
Type A cows produce milk that has protein A. Type B cows on theother hand produce milk that is rich in beta-casein protein.
A steer is a male or bull that has been neutered like a dog, called castrated. They will not be able to reproduce. Only males or bulls are steers. Steers are usually used for beef purposes.
Depends where the cows are located. Some grass species are too bitter like Meadow Foxtail, or too coarse like Russian Wild Rye or Rough Fescue. If given a choice, cows will choose the sweetest, tenderest, softest grasses over grasses that are coarse, bitter, and tough. But if they are "forced" to, t…hey will eat any type of grass, regardless of taste or texture. (MORE)
Why is a cow referred as a cow. Why don't we call them bovines. Why are cows referred as a species and a sex?
Different places call a single animal of this type, regardless of sex, different things. Examples are: . Cattlebeast . Ox - more usually when used as draught animals (such as pulling wagons) . beast . bovine . cow . critter . amimal Other terms for specific cattle are: . cow: female .… heifer:young female that is not yet a mother . calf: young (either unweaned or under a year old) . bull: male . steer: a neutered male Cows as a general term has been around for a long time. It is a much easier and commonly-used means of referring to a single cattlebeast that cannot be sex-determined from a distance. Since the general population has been habituated to use the word cows due to media influence of finding an easier way to find a word that refers to these animals in general, like pigs, chickens, horses, goats, sheep, etc., the name "cows" have stuck, for better or for worse, because they have not been able to come up with a name that can easily be used by all people like they can for pigs, horses, sheep, etc. Confusing, I know, but it's the best explanation I could come up with. (MORE)
The traditional black and white cow is holstein cow. In popularity though, the miniature cows are becoming more & more famous as pets.
Cows stomach is a smooth muscle since smooth muscle is found mostly in the walls of hollow organs.
Yes, it's a breed of bovine. Most people know the Longhorn as the Texas Longhorn, though it can also refer to the English Longhorn.
There are two types of mastitis: Contagious Mastitis (can be passed from cow to cow by the milking machine): Brucella melitensis, Crynebacterium bovis, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Strep. agalatiae are the common bacteria of contagious mastitis. Environmental Mastitis (mastitis caught by… bacteria in the environment): Coliform, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella. (MORE)
There are two types of cattle--dairy and beef cattle. Beef cattle are raised solely for meat purposes, while dairy cattle are raised for their milk. The Holstein cow belongs in the dairy category.
A Normal Spotted Cow - Normal Milk - Gift, Buy, and Adoption A Brown Cow - Brown Milk - Adoption Only A Pink Cow - Strawberry Milk - Adoption Only (added by ttashababy-) A Holstein Cow- not sure what kind of milk- Adpt. only A Green Alien Cow- N/s- Adpt. Only A Groovy Cow- N/s- Adpt only. A Choco…late Cow (differs from above, i have both!) Chocolate milk, adpt only. (MORE)
There are over 900 breeds of cattle in the world. 920 it is ture i looked it up There are 5 types, I believe: Beef Dairy Dual (beef and dairy; beef and draft; draft and dairy) Sport (fighting and rodeo) Draft
Cows have a double- toed hoof, where the hoof is split into two, not united as one like a horse's. All wild herbivorous animals are double-toed; it is only those relative to the horse like donkeys that only have the single "toed" hoof.
They produce milk which are made, by humans, into dairy products such as yogurt, cream, and cheese, and are also slaughtered for their meat, which is called beef.
Acute metritis: accumulation of fluid within the uterus. Clinical endometritis: and infection of the uterus within 21 days of labour Sub clinical endometritis: inflammation of the uterus Pyometra: distension of the uterus in the presence of an active corpus luteum Retained Placenta: retentio…n of the after birth (MORE)
Cows have endoskeletons. An endoskeleton is found inside the bodyand is composed of mineralized tissues. Some sponges andsymmetrical marine animals also have endoskeletons.
Any weather that doesn't include cold winds, rain, hail, blizzards, high winds, really hot temperatures, really cold temperatures, hurricanes, tornadoes or thunderstorms.
Loose mineral is better than a salt block. You can get minerals for cattle at your local feed store. The standard mineral block is the blue block that contains Cobalt and Iodine. Other blocks contain more minerals, such as Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, etc. There are also …mineral mix that contains proteins (be very careful about this due to concerns w/ BSE) and calcium for breeding herds/lactating cows. You can get a specific mineral mix from your local feed mill according to the kind of cows you have and what you feed them. (MORE)
Usually, yes. However, due to the pecking order stance in the herd, smaller cattle tend to be dominated by larger cattle, horned cattle dominate polled cattle, and cattle of an "unusual" colour than the rest of the herd would also be subject to domination by those animals that are of the "usual" col…our of the herd. These are more present in larger herds than in smaller herds of only 2 to 5 cattle. (MORE)
No. Cows don't cry. Most of the time they'll pick on the weaker, more injured member of the herd until she falls down and never gets back up, or the farmer separates the injured and weak cow from the herd and puts her in a separate enclosure. A herd of cows have been known to pound a newborn calf to… death probably because of a strange smell or sight that they don't like. And if they see a herd member die, they gather around sniffing the body, more curious than really feeling any emotional grief. When the body is taken away to be buried they don't beller with sadness or follow the body like a funeral procession. (MORE)
Humans are the top "predator" of a cow. Other animals that can kill cattle are cougars, black bears, grizzly bears, lions, tigers, wolves, bacteria, viruses, etc.
I think you mean breeds because all common cattle are the same species. Just like all dogs are the same species. Actually I guess there are a couple species but they are so closely relatted that they can breed with each other. And like dogs different breeds have different qualities. Holstein produ…ces the most milk. Some breeds are smaller and better suited for smaller farms. Jersey cows are kind of small but produce a good amount of milk that has more cream. Some breeds have thick skin like the Brahmin from India. They are often bred with other kinds in places with lots of biting insects and hot weather. Some produce more tender beef or grow faster. So there are a lot of reasons and a lot of breeds. (MORE)
No. The biggest type of bovine is typically the beef cow. There are beef cows around that weight more than a big dairy cow, and that can be upwards of 2000 lbs or more.
There are some Holstein cows that are almost all white, but other than that, there's no other commonly-known breed of dairy cow that is all white.
There are three main types: British, Continental, and Exotic. Of these, there are two types: Purebred and Commercial. So in all you could say there are five types of beef cattle.
I'd imagine it is much the same as horses. An undercover area with water and hay?
Any type that grows in your area is good for cows. At least any type of grass that cows are willing to eat. There are some types of grass that are too coarse in texture, too saline or too bitter for cows to eat. For instance, in Western Canada, cows will refuse to eat Meadow Foxtail grass because of… the bitter taste. Some varieties of Reed Canary grass are also too bitter for cows to want to touch. Salt grass like that grown in the south-eastern US may be good for cows if they like it, but since it is quite high in salinity that means they will be drinking more water. Please visit your local county extension agent, government agricultural office or agricultural extension office offered by a local college or university for more information on what grass is best for you to grow for your area. (MORE)
Any kind of bear can eat cattle, if it's hungry enough and too confident to do so. But most bears will go after young calves, not adult cows.
There are two species of domestic cattle, Bos taurus and Bos indicus. Both species may have horns, although there are breeds (subspecies) within each that have been selectively bred to not have horns.
Cows are divided into BREEDS, not species. And what makes each BREED of cows different is colouration, body type and shape, presence of horns or not, and size of horns.
The five type of beef cows as far as breeding is concerned are the following: . Commercial . Purebred . Straightbred . Fullblood . Hybrid If you're referring to "type" as in production status, they are: . Open . Dry Bred (or bred with no calf at side) . With calf at side . Cull/Sl…aughter . Young (around 2 to 4 years of age) Note the lists above are only an example of the many names of types of beef cows that exist. Also note that "type" is much different from "breed," which include: . Angus . Charolais . Simmental . Hereford . Brahman (MORE)
Boa, python, and an anaconda are all capable but the snake would need to be 20 plus ft to eat a cow. A anaconda killed and ate a hippo in south america on camera of course also python in asia killed and ate a large hippo. how much bigger is a cow than a hippo?
Grassland, most commonly. These grasslands may be native or tame found as "range" or "pasture" on a ranch or farm.
A steer is a bull that has been neutered so he cannot produce offspring. In horses, the equivalent is the gelding.
No. A bull is the male counterpart of a cow, not a "type" of cow. Bulls aren't cows, technically speaking.
The cattle that evolved in and around the Indian subcontinent are classified as Bos indicus . The cattle that evolved in northern Europe are classified as Bos taurus.
Only one: Bos primigenius . Of that there are two subspecies: B. p. taurus , and B. p. indicus .
Cows are very hardy. They can take just about anything the weather can throw their way, as long as someone can provide plunty of water and hay during the winter, and in case of drought the same. Cows live all over the world.
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No. There is no such breed as an Alfriston. There was, however several Jersey cows (and probably a bull) that had Alfriston to their names, born around 1888-86 in and around Alfriston, England. . See the related link below for more..