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If you are thinking of raising cows—or have just started to raise cows—there are many things you need to know. Today, we’re happy to discuss a few things you should know about your cattle.

  1. Cattle are social animals that make friends. In fact, most cattle chose to spend the majority of their time with two to four chosen cattle. They also tend to dislike some cattle, holding grudges for years. They also enjoy sleeping near their own families.
  2. If you are attempting to breed cattle, it is important to note that a cow’s gestation lasts for nine months.
  3. You’ve probably heard that cows are enraged by the color red. In fact, that isn’t true. Cows are red-green colorblind.
  4. Please don’t lead your cow upstairs if you have to follow the same steps down. While cattle are able to move upstairs, they can’t walk downstairs. Their knees simply don’t allow for that motion.
  5. When cows are treated well, they tend to produce more milk.
  6. A cow can live for twenty years or longer. However, most dairy cows do not live that long, and cows raised specifically for meat typically live until they are close to two years old.

If you are interested in learning more about your cattle please feel free to contact us. We’ll happily answer any questions you have.