Weight Of Cow

A cow is a large female animal normally kept on farms for producing milk. You can see them everywhere in the fields standing.

So, How Much Does A Cow Weigh?

The weight of a cow depends on many factors like breed, age, feeding etc. Usually, Jersey cows come in lightweight sizes and brown swiss cows can be a heavy weight.

In the US, the average weight of a mature beef cow is about 1210 pounds. On the other hand, the average weight of an adult dairy cow like Holstein can be around 1500 pounds. 

So, on average a dairy cow can weigh around 1000 to 1800 pounds or 453 to 816 kg.

How Much Do Baby Cows Weigh?

A calf or young domestic cow’s weight can be around 60 to 100 pounds at birth.

How Much Does A Cow Weigh

How Fast Are Cows?

You may think cows are slow-moving animals. Actually, they are not slow. It is recorded that a cow can run 27 kph or 17 mph. The maximum speed of a cow can be 40 kph or 25 mph.

How Much Do Cows Eat?

Cows love to eat all the day. On averge a cow eats around 100 pounds or 45 kg food and produces around 8 gallons of milk and around 65 pounds or 29 kg manure each day.

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Average Weight Of Different Types Cows:

Holstein – 1500 to 1700 pounds or 680 to 770 kg

Hereford – Male 1800 pounds or 816 kg and female 1200 pounds or 544 kg

Angus – 1200 to 1870 pounds or 544 to 848 kg

Brown Swiss – 1300 to 1400 pounds or 589 to 635 kg

Jersey – Male 1200 to 1800 pounds or 544 to 816 kg and Female 900 to 1100 pounds or 408 to 498 kg

Guernsey – Male 1322 to 1543 pounds or 600 to 700 kg, Female 992 to 1102 pounds or 450 to 500 kg.

Ayrshire – 1200 pounds or 540 kg.

How Much Does A Cow Weigh When Butchered?

When a cow sent to butchered its weight can be varied. A 1400 pounds cow will yield around 880 pounds or 400 kg and when to send to cooled its weight can be around 840 pounds or 381 kg.

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Cows?

The five most common types of cows are as follows:

1. Holstein: Originated from Dutch provinces and northern Germany. Also known as Holstein cattle or Friesian cattle. Red and white are acceptable standard colors.

2. Jersey: Second most common type of cow available. Originated from Britsh. They come in light gray to dark brown color. These cows are darker in the head.

3. Ayrshire: They are originated from Scotland. Famous for their large horns. They are now mainly found in NY, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa.

4. Brown Swiss: Brown Swiss are originated from Switzerland. Their milk is popular for cheesemaking. Common Brown Swiss comes in gray or tan colors. In the USA mainly found in Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio.

5. Guernsey: The fifth in our list is Guernsey originated from Britain and France. They are known for their distinctive golden milk.

Fun Facts:

>>Each day a cow chew about 50 times in a minute with its 32 teeth.

>>A cow can see 360 degrees angle. Which can help them to watch any predators from all angles.

>>Cows can detect odors up to six miles.

>>Cows don’t like being alone. Only when they get isolated themselves when they get sick or about to give birth.

>>Cows have no upper front teeth. They use sharp bottom teeth to eat food.

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