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Keeping Cows as Pets

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Two Cows are standing in grass. The forward most cow is looking to the left and the cow in the background is looking forward.

Cattle in Ireland

Cow Quick Facts

Heifer

Pronunciation: 'he-fer
a young cow; especially one that has not had a calf

Cow

Pronunciation: 'kau

  1. the mature female of cattle (genus Bos)
  2. a domestic bovine animal regardless of sex or age

Bull

Pronunciation: 'bul
a male bovine; especially an adult un-castrated male

Calf

Pronunciation: 'kaf,

  1. the young of the domestic cow

Cattle

Pronunciation: 'ka-tel

  1. domesticated quadrupeds held as property or raised for use; specifically bovine animals on a farm or ranch

Holsteins are the black and white cows. They give us most of the milk we consume. Herefords are only sometimes black and white but generally are a rusty-brown with a white face. They are mostly raised for beef. Jerseys are the smallest of the three and are generally all brown. They give milk with a high butterfat content which is good for, you guessed it, butter, and really tasty ice cream.

Two Cows are sstanding next two each other in a yard and it is looking to the right. There is a white farm house behind them.

Cattle in Ireland

Two Cows are standing in a yard and they are looking forward. The right most cow has a ring in its nose. There is a white farm house behind them.

Cattle in Ireland

A tan with white Cow is standing in grass and it is looking to the right. There is a white cow standing in front of it with a ring in its nose.

Cattle in Ireland

Two cows are standing in grass next to each other and they are looking to the left.

Cattle in Ireland

Two cows are standing in grass next to eachother and they are looking forward. There is a farm house in the background.

Cattle in Ireland

Two cows are standing in a field and they are looking forward. The right most cows head is level with its body and it has a ring in its nose.

Cattle in Ireland

Two Cows are staning in a field. A tan with white Cow's head is on the side of a white Cow standing next to it. There is a white farm house behind them.

Cattle in Ireland

A Herd of cows are standing in a field with two calfs in the middle of them.

Herd of cows—AC, Lightning Bolt, Head Cow and friends (in the back)

Left Profile Close up - A black withwhite cow is eating grass. There is a second cow behind it. A black with white Cow is standing across a driveway looking forward.
Two black with white Cows are standing close to each other eating grass. There is a driveway next to them and a white farm house in the background. Two black with white cows are standing close to each other eating grass in front of a white farm house.
A black with white cow is eating grass and next to it is a black cow walking up a lawn. Next to them is a driveway and behind them is a white farm house house with cars parked next to it. Two Cows are walking across a lawn and eating grass.
Two cows arewalking up a dirt path.