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1. It takes around 3,000 cows to supply the 22,000 footballs, the NFL uses every season.

2. The average cow's temperature is 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. A cow can't vomit.

4. Her intestines can get up to 170 feet.

5. Her liver weighs 10 to 12 pounds, and the kidney's average 20 pounds each.

6. From a cow's gelatin, we get photographic film.

7. On the top front of their mouths, cows have a tough pad of skin instead of teeth.

8. Cows have a total of 32 teeth, 8 incisors on the bottom front and 6 strong molars on the top and bottom back.

10. There are 10,354,979 cows that give milk in the US. Of these, one fifth are in Wisconsin

11. The average California cow produces 19,825 pounds of milk each year, more milk per cow than any other state in the nation. That's enough for 128 people to have a glass of milk every day of an entire year!

12. There are more than 800,000 cows producing milk in California.

13. The large, black and white Holstein is the most common. Other breeds include Guernsey's, Jerseys, Brown Swiss, Ayrshires, and Milking Shorthorns.

14. When a Holstein cow is milking, she weighs between 1,100 and 1,500 pounds.

15. A Jersey cow weighs between 700 and 1,000 pounds.

16. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.

17. The cow must be a mother before she will produce milk.

18. A newborn Holstein calf weighs about 100 pounds and can walk within one hour after birth!

19. A one year old female calf is called a heifer. She weighs between 450 and 500 pounds.

20. A cow has one stomach with four sections.

21. Cows regurgitate their food and rechew the cud to help digestion. A cow spends up to 8 hours a day eating.

22. Milk is rich in protein which helps build your muscles, and calcium which strengthens your bones.

23. If you're between 1 and 12 years old, you should have 3 servings of milk dairy products every day.

24. Teenagers need even more and should have 4 or more servings of dairy foods each day.

25. Adults should have 2 or more servings of dairy per day.

26. Cows live to on average 6 to 7 years.

27. Cows give 60 lb. of milk a day.

28. Cows eat 100 lb. of feed a day, 20 lb. of grain, and drink a bath tub full of water a day.

29. Cows can weigh 1,350 lb., and 85 lb. at birth.

30. A cow spends 13 hours a day lying down and up to 8 hours a day eating.

31. A cow is full grown at three years old, and produces milk at two years old.

32. A cow gives in her lifetime enough milk to fill 200,000 glasses, and gives 18,000 lb. of milk every year.

33. There are 207 bones in a cow's body.

34. The oldest cow ever recorded was a Dremon cow named "Big Bertha" that died 3 months short of her 49th birthday on New Years Eve, 1993.

35. Big Bertha also holds the record for lifetime breeding as she produced 39 calves.

36. The heaviest live birth of a calf is 225 lbs for a British Friesian cow in 1961.

37. The highest lifetime production of milk for a single cow is 465,224 lbs by the cow named No. 289.

38. The greatest amount of milk produce in one year was 59,298 lbs by a Holstein cow named Robthom Suzet Paddy.

40. The greatest amount of milk produced during a single day was 241 lbs by a cow named Urbe Blanca.

41. Dairy cows can produce 125 lbs of saliva a day.

42. Dairy cows can produce up to 200 lbs of farts and flatus (burps) a day!

43. The Sanskrit word for "war" means "desire for more cows."

44. Twelve or more cows are known as a "flink."

45. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cows' knees can't bend properly to walk back down.

46. There are (as of 1988) 98,990,000 cows in the USA.

47. Texas has the most with over 13 million cows.

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