White Cow

British White Cattle

Scientific name: Bos taurus

 

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.

  1. At Noah's Ark...

    We have one British White Cow called Betony.

  2. We live...

    In the Farm Fields, opposite the Elephant enclosure.

  1. Size Fact

    The average cow weighs about 1,400lbs.

  2. Food Fact

    Cows spend between 6-11 hours grazing per day.

  3. Fun Fact

    Cows are pregnant for 9 months - just like people!

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