Fun Facts

When you spend as much time around cows as we do, you get to know a thing or two.
Here are seven cow-some fun facts!

1. Ye Old Cows

The first dairy cows came to America in the 17th century, arriving in Jamestown, Virginia in 1611. Huzzah!

2. All "Cows" Are Female

Male cows are called “bulls.” Females are “cows.” Before having a calf, a female is called a “heifer.” Now you know.

3. Four Stomachs? Really?

Cows actually have one stomach with four compartments (the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum).

4. Chew-Chew!

A cow will chew cud up to eight hours a day. They just chew and chew and chew. It’s like a full-time job for them.

5. Good Sniffers

Cows have an acute sense of smell and can detect odors up to six miles away. Hope you’re wearing deodorant.

6. Thirsty Much?

Cows drink about a bathtub-full of water a day. But not from an actual bathtub, of course—that would be gross.

7. Mucho Milk

The average cow, milked twice a day, produces about ten gallons of milk a day. That’s 160 glasses of milk. Holy cow!