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50 Fun Facts About Dairy Cows and Milk

Surprising Cow Facts:

There are records of cows being milked as early as 9000 B.C. One cow can provide enough milk for about 14 people. Cow can sleep standing up on their legs. Cows like sleep close to their families and their sleeping arrangements reflect their respective ranking in social hierarchy. Jersey cattle identifies by their black nose, lined with a white muzzle. Happier cows really do produce more milk, and simply calling cow by individual ups milk production by 3.5%.

Limousin cattle is the second largest french beef producing breed. There are miniature cow you can buy as pet depending upon where you live. Cow milk is most used beverage in the world 98% of British people eat or drink dairy production.

Cow can easily smell anything from 6 miles away. They are blessed with 360 degree panoramic vision. they have ability to hear lower or higher frequencies much better then us. They move their jaws at least 40000 time in a day. They produce nearly 125 lbs of saliva everyday chewing about 50 time every minute. It spent 8 hour a day eating and then 8 hour chewing to partially digest food. A cow produce nearly 50 gallon of water in a day and give us 70 lbs of milk everyday. Holstein cow are unique for their spots are equivalent to that of finger print.

Cow moo in accents specific to their region, just like humans. Its possible to lead a cow upstairs but not down. A group of 12 or more cow are called a flink. One cow will produce about 200,000 glassed of milk in her lifetime.

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Most popular dairy cow breeds:

  • Brown Swiss are the oldest
  • Holsteins are the largest
  • Jerseys are the smallest

There are 5 major dairy breeds in the western hemisphere:

  • Ayrshire,
  • Brown Swiss
  • Guernsey
  • Holstein
  • Jersey

To Make:

  • 1 lb of butter……it takes 21.1 lbs of whole milk
  • 1 lb of cheese…..it takes 10 lbs of whole milk
  • 1 lb of ice cream…..it takes 2.8 lbs of whole milk


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