Question: How much milk do calves drink a day? Kiana – Joan of Arc School
Answer: A two month old calf will drink an average of eight litres of milk per day.
Question: Do only male cattle have horns on their head or do some females have them too? Ryan - Grade 2
Answer: Both male and female cattle can have horns. Some breeds such as Angus and polled Herefords do not have horns.
Question: How much does a full grown bull weigh? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: The average full grown bull would weigh approximately 1000 kgs. The biggest bull I have had on my farm weighed 1250 kg and was a purebred Simmental.
Question: How many calves are born to cows/horses each year? King George School Grades1 & 2
Question: Are your cows milking cows? And when do you feed your cows and calves? Harley - Glamorgan School
Answer: On our farm we do not have any milk cows. We feed our cows once a day and usually in the morning.
Question: Do cows have one baby or more at a time? St. Mark’s Grade 3 Class
Answer: Cows usually have one calf at a time, however twins are not uncommon.
Answer: Cattle raised for meat are generally slaughtered at 14 to 16 months old. The meat is processed and inspected before it is sent to your local butcher or grocery store.
Answer: A cow is pregnant the same amount of time as a human -- nine months.
Answer: Male cattle are either called bulls or steers. A male that has been neutered is called a steer and are seldom kept past 2 years. Bulls are usually kept with a farmer's herd for breeding purposes and therefore are kept longer. In my herd I have kept bulls for up to eight years. A four year old market bull weighing 1000 kgs would sell for approximately $1300.
Answer: Cows are just like people. Farmers take great care to make sure that their animals remain healthy by providing good feed, clean water, bedding and the necessary minerals and vitamins to keep them healthy.
Answer: One (commercial) pregnant cow in Alberta today would cost about $800.00. Cattle prices can vary significantly from year to year depending on market conditions. A purebred cow can cost significantly more, as these animals are used to improve your herd.
Answer: Most calves are born naturally without assistance from the farmer, but sometimes complications can arise during calving like a breech birth, and a veterinarian may be called for assistance to make sure both the calf and cow are kept alive and healthy.
Answer: Cows on our farm generally have their first calf when they are two or three years old. On average we keep a cow for ten years so that cow would have had eight calves in her lifetime.