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Cow School for Dogs
Tyler learned there was more to cows than he imagined!
Cattle: are raised as livestock for meat, as dairy animals for milk, and as oxen to pull stuff.

Dairy cattle: Cattle of certain breeds bred specifically for milk production are called milking or dairy cattle.

Cow/Cattle—Singular terminology dilemma
Cattle can only be used in the plural and not in the singular: it is a plurale tantum. Thus one may refer to "three cattle" or "some cattle", but not "one cattle".

There is no universally used singular form in modern English of "cattle", other than the sex- and age-specific terms such as cow, bull, steer and heifer. Historically, "ox" was a non-gender-specific term for adult cattle, but generally this is now used only for draft cattle, especially adult castrated males.

"Cow" has been in general use as a singular for the collective "cattle" in spite of the objections of those who say that it is a female-specific term.

However, it is easy to use when a singular is needed and the sex is not known or is irrelevant in the context of the conversation, as in "There is a cow in the road!"
Bull: An adult male with his balls left on is called a bull.

Cow: An adult female that has had a calf.

Heifer: A young female before she has had a calf of her own and is under three years of age. (A young female that has had only one calf is occasionally called a first-calf heifer)

Calves: Young cattle of both sexes are called calves until they are weaned. After weaning they are called weaners, feeder-calves or simply feeders until they are a year old. After that, they are referred to as yearlings or stirks if between one and two years of age.

Steer: A castrated male is called a steer. Draft cattle under four years old are called working steers.

Ox: A castrated male or female kept for draft purposes is called an ox.
(above) Brown Swiss dairy heifer (a virgin)
Beef: Cattle raised for human consumption are called beef cattle. Within the beef cattle industry in parts of the United States, the older term beef is still used to refer to an animal of either gender.
 
FACTOID
Hereford cattle
are a Beef cattle breed, widely used for meat production. Originally from Herefordshire, England, more than five million pedigree Hereford Cattle now exist in over 50 countries.
(above) Hereford bull (has his nuts)
"Tyler! Look dairy cow!"
(above) Holstein cow: world record milk producer
"Tyler! Look pretty baby calves!"
"Tyler! Look calf babies bottle feed momma's milk!"
Precious baby calf!
Like an Angel sent to earth.
Mrs. Nissen liked Tyler
She poured him a big bowl of whole momma cow milk just for him to enjoy.

Tyler drank it all!

"Arf! Momma milk yummy dog treat!"
declared Tyler.

"Say thank you Mrs. Nissen!" 
Rusty admonished. He wanted his dog to be polite and show appreciation.

"Arf! Thank you!"

Tyler appreciated the delicious fresh milk.
"Meow Tyler! You learn all about milk, cows, and how life goes on purrrfectly from momma to baby!" said Cleopatra the barn cat.

She was right. The farm was a very educational place for a young dog.
Tyler was happy! He had learned a lot about heifers, calves, cows, fresh milk, and even barn cats!

He felt the love, the peacefulness that flowed around him as the life force expressed itself in all these precious beings.

Most of all, he liked Nissen Dairy! "Dairy good place!" Tyler told Rusty.
Mrs. Nissen and her daughter gave momma's milk to the calves. Milk from the mother carries essential immunity factors, antibodies and all that good stuff from mom! Plus it tastes so delicious they feel happy when they drink it.
"Tyler! Let's go home!" said Rusty.

Together they headed southback to the cat & cactus farm.
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