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  About Cattle
Cattle spend approximately six hours each day eating and eight more hours chewing cud, a combination of semi-digested food and bile that must be further broken down before the plant fibers are digestible for the animal.
Cattle may also use a call to regain contact with a companion after they've been separated; as a prime example, when newly born calves are removed from their mothers, the cow will call to her child for days.
The HSUS is working to stop one of the cruelest practices that cattle endure on factory farms, that of keeping veal calves in crates.
www.hsus.org /farm/resources/animals/cattle/cows.html   (846 words)

  Cattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cattle (called cows in vernacular and contemporary usage, kine or kyne in pre-modern English, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae.
Cattle are ruminants, meaning that they have a unique digestive system that allows them to digest otherwise unpalatable foods by repeatedly regurgitating and rechewing them as "cud." The cud is then reswallowed and further digested by specialized bacterial, protozoal and fungal microbes that live in the rumen.
Cattle are often raised by allowing herds to graze on the grasses of large tracts of rangeland called ranches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cattle   (2441 words)

 Cattle - MSN Encarta
Cattle, common term for the domesticated herbivorous mammals that constitute the genus Bos, of the family Bovidae, and that are of great importance to humans because of the meat, milk, leather, glue, gelatin, and other items of commerce they yield.
The concept and formulation of modern breeds of cattle began in the midregions of England, in northern Europe, and on the Channel Islands during the mid-1800s, and most modern breeds were formed in the latter half of that century.
Cattle with similar characteristics, however, were present in these areas even before the concept of breeds became dominant.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573997/Cattle.html   (1027 words)

 Cattle - Simple English Wikipedia
Male cattle bred for meat are castrated (made unable to reproduce) unless needed for breeding.
Cattle are ruminants, meaning that they have a stomach that allows them to eat and live well on grasses and other plants.
Because they can be used by people for meat, milk (dairy cattle) and do work, while multiplying and eating only grass, they have been helpful for humans for a very long time.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cattle   (907 words)

 cattle - HighBeam Encyclopedia
CATTLE [cattle] name for the ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, and particularly those of the domesticated species, Bos taurus and B.
In referring to domestic cattle a grown male is a bull, a grown female a cow, an infant a calf, and an animal between one and two years old a yearling.
Most cattle have unbranched horns consisting of a horny layer surrounding a bone extension of the skull; these horns, unlike those of deer, are not shed.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/cattle.asp   (581 words)

 cattle - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about cattle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cattle are bred for meat (beef cattle) or milk (dairy cattle).
There are two main types of domesticated cattle: the European breeds, variants of Bos taurus descended from the aurochs, and the various breeds of zebu Bos indicus, the humped cattle of India, which are useful in the tropics for their ability to withstand the heat and diseases to which European breeds succumb.
Artificial insemination has had a remarkable impact on the cattle industry during the 20th century, obviating the need for small producers to keep bulls, and substantially increasing the number of cows mated to one bull.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /cattle   (1095 words)

 Cattle (Bovine)
Cattle are required to be tested upon change of ownership, on the farm and at livestock markets, slaughter and exhibitions.
Cattle from non-certified herds or non-class free states that are eligible cattle and are from herds not under quarantine must be blood tested negative for brucellosis within 30 days prior to the date of being moved.
Cattle removed that are showing clinical sign of Johne's disease must be tested for serum antibody and for fecal organism detection.
www.mda.mo.gov /Animals/b2c.htm   (3112 words)

 The Ultimate Cattle Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae.
Male cattle bred for meat are castrated unless needed for breeding.
Cattle are ruminants, meaning that they have a unique digestive system that allows them to synthesize amino acids.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Cattle   (1448 words)

 Cattle Encyclopedia Article @ ArtQuilt.com (Art Quilt)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is common to see loose cattle walking the streets because of the holiness they hold in India and other countries that practice Hinduism.
In Latin America, Australia and the western North America cattle are grazed on large tracts of rangeland called ranchos, ranches or Stations (Australia).
The outbreaks of bovine spongiform encephalitis or mad cow disease have reduced or led to the prohibition of some traditional uses of cattle for food, for example the eating of brains or spinal cords.
www.artquilt.com /encyclopedia/Cattle   (2542 words)

 Cattle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cattle from England and Northern Europe were imported to North America beginning in the early 1600s.
The large number of beef cattle breeds - and the genetic diversity they represent - has been a cornerstone of success for the beef industry, allowing producers to respond to changing market demands.
The cattle industry, built upon a foundation of genetic diversity, cannot afford to let short term market pressures eliminate rare breeds and thus the diversity essential to its future success.
www.albc-usa.org /cattle.htm   (650 words)

 Texas Longhorn (cattle) Encyclopedia Article @ HillCountryArts.com (Hill Country Arts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Texas longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive burnt orange coloring.
Texas longhorns, whose long legs and hard hoofs made them ideal trail cattle, were the preferred breed to stock these new northern ranches, initiating the cattle drives of cowboy legend.
Cattle drives in this era (before railroads began to take over much of the transport of cattle) moved an estimated 9 million Texas longhorn cattle up the Chisholm Trail and others to shipping points created by Joseph G. McCoy after the American Civil War.
www.hillcountryarts.com /encyclopedia/Texas_longhorn_(cattle)   (602 words)

 cattle mutilations - Skeptic's Dictionary
The belief that aliens or Satanists have been killing and mutilating thousands of animals is supported by little more than an argument to ignorance: Since there is a lack of evidence that they aren't responsible for the deaths or the post mortem conditions of the animals, it follows that the aliens and Satanists are responsible.
It is useless to note that insects and animals often devour the vulnerable mucous membranes and the softer parts of dead animals such as the genitalia, instead of trying to burrow through the cowhide.
Cattle mutilations are not only associated with UFO sightings, alien abductions, and crop circles, they are linked to fl helicopter sightings as well.
skepdic.com /cattle.html   (1187 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
CATTLE, common term for the domesticated herbivorous mammals that constitute the genus Bos, of the family BOVIDAE, raised for their meat, milk, and for draft purposes; they are also of great importance for leather, glue, gelatin, and other products they yield.
The total world cattle population in the mid-1990s was estimated to be more than 1.3 billion head, with about 33 percent in Asia, 22 percent in South America, 15 percent in Africa, 13 percent in North and Central America, and 8 percent in Europe.
Beef cattle used for breeding in the U.S. were estimated at about 35.3 million head, and the leading states were Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/animals/cattle.html   (1129 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Limousin Cattle
Cattle found in cave drawings estimated to be 20,000 years old in the Lascaux Cave near Montignac, France, have a striking resemblance to today's Limousin.
These golden-red cattle are native to the south central part of France in the regions of Limousin and Marche.
Cattle from France were not eligible for importation into the United States, as France was a hoof-and-mouth disease affected area.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/cattle/limousin   (2103 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
Cattle raising remained a domestic industry during the republic and early statehood, supplying the small urban population, immigrants, and the bartering trade.
By 1860, Texas cattle ranching was shifting from Southeast and South Texas to the north central frontier.
Cattle multiplied until they were estimated at eight per capita of the population.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/azr2.html   (3191 words)

 The Cattle - All Creatures Animal Exploitation Photo Gallery: This All Creatures Animal Exploitation Photo Gallery is ...
(Cattle - Dairy - 08) The udder on this cow is so distended that she has to spread her legs apart, and she even defecates on her swollen udder because it extends so far to the rear.
(Cattle - Beef - 01) This cow or steer was once a sweet young calf like Norman and Hugo; but now in a small slaughterhouse, he or she has been shot in the head and is being hoisted up with chains.
(Cattle - Beef - 24) By comparing this video still with the previous one, it is easy to see that the dark colored cow or steer is conscious and struggling from his or her fear and pain.
www.all-creatures.org /anex/cattle.html   (6285 words)

Cattle were initially brought to the area by the Spanish in the late 1500s, however, the animals only began to have a significant impact on the region with the arrival
By 1900, cattle had found their way into the most remote, timbered and mountainous areas and as a result, many areas had been seriously degraded, after less than a single generation of use.
Cattle can denude land of vegetation causing greater soil erosion and they can compact soils with their hooves resulting in reduced water infiltration.
www.toddshikingguide.com /FloraFauna/Fauna50.htm   (537 words)

 Tracking Movement of Cattle With Satellites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not only do the GPS units track where the cattle roam, they also monitor head movements, thus indicating whether the cattle are eating, sleeping, or just walking.
They know cattle like to stay within a mile of water and prefer level land; that is, they tend to stay on land with a slope of less than 20 percent.
Cattle also enjoy fresh grass with no dead stems in it, and they like land with few rocks.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/AR/archive/aug02/cattle0802.htm   (550 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Wild Cattle
Wild cattle are larger members of the Bovidae family, a scientific grouping that also includes antelope, goats, and sheep.
Both male and female wild cattle species have horns, but the bull’s (male’s) horns are much larger and thicker than the cow’s (female’s).
At the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park the wild cattle species are fed high fiber pellets and Bermuda and Sudan grass hay, and have access to a salt or trace mineral lick.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-cattle.html   (1390 words)

 Defra, UK - Disease surveillance and control - Veterinary surveillance - Cattle
Cattle farming in the UK Cattle in the UK are mainly used for producing milk or for producing beef.
All cattle have to be identified by numbered tags fixed permanently to their ears.
From the point of view of the Government, the most important infectious diseases of cattle present in the UK are probably BSE, tuberculosis, brucellosis, bovine viral diarrhoea, and salmonella.
www.defra.gov.uk /animalh/diseases/vetsurveillance/species/cattle/index.htm   (867 words)

 Cattle Network - Connecting The Beef Industry Worldwide
The highest value use of the distillers dried grains (DDG’s from dry mills) is in cattle feeding and dairy rations where it primarily substitutes for soybean meal.
Cattle feeders in particular may be able to purchase a low priced product that has considerably more value in the ration than the costs.
U.S. cattle on-feed are in a region that is roughly east of the
www.cattlenetwork.com /content.asp?contentid=19764   (775 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Cattle Breeds
Remains of domesticated cattle dating to 6,500 B.C. have been found in Turkey and other sites in the Near East approach this age also.
Regardless of the time frame it is generally accepted that the domestication of cattle followed sheep, goats, pigs and dogs.
Modern domestic cattle evolved from a single early ancestor, the aurochs.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/cattle   (195 words)

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Brahman,  Which was developed in the Southwest from several strains of Indian cattle imported between 1854 and 1926, and from imports from Brazil.
These are the "sacred cattle of India," and many of the Hindu faith will not eat meat from them, will not permit them to be slaughtered, and will not sell them.
Cattle think of you as one of the herd, so you must be the dominate one.
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