Cattle
Top 3 – Fun Facts
  1. A live steer weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
  2. Beef is one of the most important dietary sources of iron. To obtain the same amount of iron found in a 3-ounce serving of beef, you’d have to eat at least 3 cups of raw spinach.
  3. Cows “babysit” for one another. Often one cow will stay with a group of baby calves while the others go for water.
Interesting Cattle Facts
  • They are a cross between an ancient Egyptian breed of longhorn cattle and the Zebu cattle from Pakistan and India.
  • They are well known for their impressive, upturned horns which can each reach 5 ft (150 cm) in length.
  • Every day, 76 million Americans eat beef.
  • A live steer weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
  • More beef is consumed on Memorial Day than any other day of the year. July 4thand Labor Day tie for second place
  • Beef is one of the most important dietary sources of iron. To obtain the same amount of iron found in a 3-ounce serving of beef, you’d have to eat at least 3 cups of raw spinach.
  • Cows can see almost 360 degrees. This near-panoramic view lets them watch for predators from all angles. However, they don’t see well straight in front of them so they will typically turn their head to look at you.
  • Cows are very social and don’t like to be alone. If one is isolated, it’s usually because she is sick or about to give birth.
  • A cow has 32 teeth and will chew about 40-50 times a minute.
  • Cows can sleep while they’re standing.
  • The first cow arrived in the U.S. in 1611 in Jamestown.
  • The main stomach of a cow, the rumen, holds up to 50 gallons of food that has been partially digested. To put that in perspective, a bathtub can usually hold 30-50 gallons of water. A cow will consume about 40 pounds of food in a day.
  • Almost 2,000 quarter pound hamburgers can be made from the ground beef in one cow.
Where does my money go?
  • Cost Per Day For One Cow = $2.40
  • Cost For One Month For One Cow = $72.00
  • Cost For One Year For One Cow = $865.00
  • Cost For Herd For One Month = $2,100.00
  • Cost For Herd For Three Months = 6,300.00
  • Cost For Herd For One Year = $25,200.00
  • Stable Maintenance Fee For One Month = $100.00 ($1,200.00 Per Year)
  • Vet Costs For Herd For One Year = $1,000.00
  • Total Overall Costs For Herd For One Year = $27,400.00

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