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Scientific name     

Bos taurus

Adult Weight

147 – 1,363 kg



Grass, stems and others herbaceous plant material


Gestation Period

9 months



15 years


Cattle are raised as livestock for meat, milk and other dairy products.  People use its leather to make different types of clothings, shoes, belts and suitcases.  Cow dung is often used as manure, fuel and even in the manufacture of adobe mud   brick housing.  Cattle are also used for transportation and to pull plows.


Cattle are large quadrupedal ungulate mammals with cloven Hooves and a long tufted tail.  Cattle are ruminants, they are known for regurgitating and re-chewing their food, known as "cud" chewing.

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