Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MOOO Whoooo

Mooo Whoooo....
how was your day???
 

I love cows....
there were many to look at....
When a cow laughs, does milk come out her nose? 
 ~Author Unknown
 

 
 Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.  ~Proverb
 
 
 To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. 
 ~Author Unknown


 Did you know that each day a dairy cows eats:
28 lbs. corn silage, 12.64 lbs alfalfa hay, 8.41 lbs barley, 4.33 lbs wheat bran, 3 lbs beet pulp, 5.5 lbs cottonseed, .75 lb fat,
 .12 lb salt, .5 lb minerals/vitamins,
255 lbs water (30 gallons) that's almost a bathtub full
 

Cows are very social animals....
 They form large herds and just like people...
 they will bond to some herd members ...
while avoiding others.....
 

 
One cow produces
 from 200,000 to 350,000 glasses of milk
in her lifetime.....


11 comments:

Michelle said...

Those are some beauties. Wonderful creatures, they are.

TexWisGirl said...

such beauties.

Sue said...

I always love your pictures. But today, with the cows, I really fell in love. I would love to live in some wide open spaces. The cows and Texas always remind me of my Mom! Thanks for the wonderful post.

Take care. . .

Dolores said...

Wow, .... a lot of interesting information!

Sorry I've missed so many of your wonderful pictures and interesting stories.. It look like Hot Rod is growing up in spite of my looking at his adorable pictures.

I give you the grandmother of the year award.... you're awesome!!

Jeanie said...

Really great pics of the cows. Our stock show just ended....one of my granddaughters who is five firmly said that she doesn't like cows, but I think it was mostly the smell she didn't like.

Nancy Claeys said...

Cows are cool. :) Love the quotes and facts.

Sandra said...

these are so wonderful, i like the one with them all laying down together. i am amazed at what they eat. no wonder beef cost so much. these guys are so pretty. i like The Eye best of all.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh I like the last black and white one best. Different, kinda'. :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are amazing facts and a lot of milk! I love cows too. My grandpa said he wanted to come back as a cow. He loved how they layed under a shade tree and grazed all day.

Susan said...

They are look so comfortable in the hay. Amazing facts, amazing.

Judy said...

That first portrait is just beautiful!! And the lady with the white face is sweet, too@!! If each cow drinks a bathtub full of water a day, no wonder they need running water in the barns!!!