Posted by: wendyquest | June 10, 2011

Cattle Ranching – Book – A Field Guide to Cows

A Field Guide to Cows – by John Pukite is a brief but useful book on the more popular cattle breeds and interesting tidbits on each breed as well as the cattle industry in general.
Some interesting facts from the book include:

  • It takes 1.5 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream.
  • Cows have almost total 360 panoramic vision.
  • An average cow produces 10 gallons of milk a day with 2 milkings.
  • A cow can detect odors up to 5 miles away.
  • The Top Cow Countries in the World:
    1. India
    2. Brazil
    3. Russia
    4. China
    5. US
    6. Argentina

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