British White Cow

Name

British White Cow

Scientific Name

Bos taurus

Characteristics

Cows were domesticated thousands of years ago and are still farmed by humans for their meat, milk and hides (skin). Cows are ruminants; this means that they have a highly effective digestive system which allows them to get as much nutrition out of their food as possible.

British White cows are mainly white in colour with a black nose and ears! They are kept across the UK for their meat and Milk. 

Diet

British cows mostly eat grass in summertime and silage (preserved grass) in the winter months. Farmers may also supplement their cows’ diet with cereals and corn.

Size Fact

The average cow weighs about 1,400lbs.

Food Fact

Cows spend between 6-11 hours grazing per day.

Fun Fact

Cows are pregnant for 9 months - just like people!

Rare Breed Survival Trust

British White cows are classified as 'Minority' meaning there are less than 1500 breeding females remaining. 

Where do I live?

British White cows are Native to the UK. 

Our animals

Our British White cow is called Betony.

   
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