Cow with calfRainbow arching over a paddock of cattleHereford heifer grazing
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Cattle

Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. They are raised as livestock for meat (called beef and veal), dairy products (milk), leather and as draught animals (pulling carts, plows and the like). more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
AardvarkAardvark
AnteaterAnteater
AntelopeAntelope
ApeApe
ArmadilloArmadillo
BadgerBadger
BandicootBandicoot
BatBat
BearBear
BeaverBeaver
BelugaBeluga
BisonBison
Black BearBlack Bear
Blue WhaleBlue Whale
BoarBoar
BobcatBobcat
Brown BearBrown Bear
BullBull
BunnyBunny
CamelCamel
CattleCattle
CheetahCheetah
ChimpChimp
ChimpanzeeChimpanzee
ChipmunkChipmunk
CowCow
CoyoteCoyote
DeerDeer
DolphinDolphin
DonkeyDonkey
ElephantElephant
ElkElk
FerretFerret
FoxFox
GiraffeGiraffe
GoatGoat
GooseGoose
GopherGopher
GorillaGorilla
Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear
HareHare
HedgehogHedgehog
HippopotomasHippopotomas
HorseHorse
HumanHuman
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
IbexIbex
JaguarJaguar
KangarooKangaroo
Killer WhaleKiller Whale
KoalaKoala
LemmingLemming
LemurLemur
LeopardLeopard
LionLion
LynxLynx
ManateeManatee
MarmotMarmot
MarsupialMarsupial
MeercatMeercat
MinkMink
MoleMole
MongooseMongoose
MonkeyMonkey
MooseMoose
MouseMouse
MuleMule
MuskratMuskrat
OppossumOppossum
OrangutanOrangutan
OrcaOrca
OtterOtter
PangolinPangolin
PigPig
Polar BearPolar Bear
PorcupinePorcupine
PorpoisePorpoise
PossumPossum
Prairie DogPrairie Dog
RabbitRabbit
RacoonRacoon
RatRat
RhinocerosRhinoceros
RodentRodent
SealSeal
SheepSheep
ShrewShrew
SkunkSkunk
SlothSloth
Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
SquirrelSquirrel
SteerSteer
TenrecTenrec
TigerTiger
VoleVole
WalrusWalrus
WeaselWeasel
WhaleWhale
WolfWolf
WolverineWolverine
WombatWombat
Wooly MammothWooly Mammoth
ZebraZebra
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


In some countries, such as India, they are subject to religious ceremonies and respect. It is estimated that there are 1.3 billion head of cattle in the world today .

Cattle were originally identified by Carolus Linnaeus as three seperate species. These were Bos taurus, the European cattle, including similar types from Africa and Asia; Bos indicus, the zebu; and the extinct Bos primigenius, the aurochs. The aurochs is ancestral to both zebu and European cattle. More recently these three have increasingly been grouped as one species, sometimes using the names Bos primigenius taurus, Bos primigenius indicus and Bos primigenius primigenius. Complicating the matter is the ability of cattle to interbreed with other closely related species. Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between European cattle and zebu but also with yaks, banteng, gaur, and bison, a cross-genera hybrid. For example, genetic testing of the Dwarf Lulu breed, the only humpless "Bos taurus-type" cattle in Nepal, found them to be a mix of European cattle, zebu and yak. Cattle cannot successfully be bred with water buffalo or African buffalo. (See aurochs for the history of domestication, and zebu for peculiarities of that group.)

Terminology

The word "cattle" did not originate as a name for bovine animals. It derives from the Latin caput, head, and thus originally meant "unit of livestock" or "one head". The word is closely related to "chattel" (a unit of property) and to "capital" in the sense of "property."

Older English sources like King James Version of the Bible refer to livestock in general as cattle, or sometimes the archaic kine (which comes from the same English stem as cow). Additionally other species of the genus Bos are often called cattle or wild cattle. This article refers to the common modern meaning of "cattle", the European domestic bovine.

Young cattle are called calves. A young male is called a bull-calf; a young female before she has calved is called a heifer (pronounced "heffer"). Male cattle bred for meat are castrated unless needed for breeding. The castrated male is then called a bullock or steer, unless kept for draft purposes, in which case it is called an ox (plural oxen), not to be confused with the related wild musk ox. If castrated as an adult, it is called a stag. An intact male is called a bull. An adult female over two years of age (approximately) is called a cow. The adjective applying to cattle is bovine.

There is no singular equivalent in modern English to cattle other than the various gender and age-specific terms (though "catron" is occasionally seen as a half-serious proposal). Strictly speaking, the singular noun for the domestic bovine is ox: a bull is a male ox and a cow is a female ox. That this was once the standard name for domestic bovines is shown in placenames such as Oxford. But "ox" is no longer used in this general sense, being restricted to the sense given above. Today "cow" is probably the closest to being gender-neutral, although it is usually understood to mean female (females of other animals, such as whales or elephants, are also called cows.) To refer to a specific number of these animals without specifying their gender, it must be stated as (for example) "ten head of cattle."

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Sea Cows Men's Neck Tie Manatee Marinee Mammals Animal Novelty Blue NecktieSea Cows Men's Neck Tie Manatee Marinee Mammals Animal Novelty Blue Necktie $10.00 Plays Well With Udders Cows Dairy Farm Mammals Puns Fresh Milk Unisex T ShirtPlays Well With Udders Cows Dairy Farm Mammals Puns Fresh Milk Unisex T Shirt $11.99 to
Antique Color Plate Lithograph ~ Highland Cattle ~ 1917 Mammals of Other LandsAntique Color Plate Lithograph ~ Highland Cattle ~ 1917 Mammals of Other Lands $5.95 Cattle - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife CardCattle - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife Card $1.35
John Kinsley. 1884 Mammals. Dutch and Duram Cows. Antique Book Print Africa.John Kinsley. 1884 Mammals. Dutch and Duram Cows. Antique Book Print Africa. $18.95 1836 Naturalist Library Mammals Ruminantia Goats Sheep Cattle 26 Plts Jardine1836 Naturalist Library Mammals Ruminantia Goats Sheep Cattle 26 Plts Jardine $108.73
highland cattle animals mammals logo license plate usa madehighland cattle animals mammals logo license plate usa made $29.99 Banting 1894 Cattle - Mammal - Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel Victorian EngravingBanting 1894 Cattle - Mammal - Gustav Ludwig Heinrich Mützel Victorian Engraving $31.25
Manatee Crossing Decal Zone Xing mammal sea cow gulf manatees swim seacowManatee Crossing Decal Zone Xing mammal sea cow gulf manatees swim seacow $10.94 Saving The Manatees documentary Vhs extinction Sea Cows mammals 1993 FloridaSaving The Manatees documentary Vhs extinction Sea Cows mammals 1993 Florida $24.00
Manatee Lover Street Sign florida mammal sea cow herbivorousManatee Lover Street Sign florida mammal sea cow herbivorous $7.94 to Rare 1896 Antique Mammal Print ~ Cattle ~ Excellent Details!Rare 1896 Antique Mammal Print ~ Cattle ~ Excellent Details! $24.99
Dugongs of Palau (Sea Cows / Mammals) Endangered Species Stamp Sheet (2010)Dugongs of Palau (Sea Cows / Mammals) Endangered Species Stamp Sheet (2010) $4.06 1982 Player's Grandee British Mammals Tobacco White Cattle #27 2h81982 Player's Grandee British Mammals Tobacco White Cattle #27 2h8 $6.23
Dominica 1995 Mnh, Manatee, Sea cows, Marine MammalsDominica 1995 Mnh, Manatee, Sea cows, Marine Mammals $2.55 New ListingMalawi 2010 M/S American Bisons Animals Fauna Nature Cows Ox Mammal Stamps MnhNew ListingMalawi 2010 M/S American Bisons Animals Fauna Nature Cows Ox Mammal Stamps Mnh $1.99
Manatees Sea Cows Auto License Plate Frame Gift Metal Ocean MammalsManatees Sea Cows Auto License Plate Frame Gift Metal Ocean Mammals $21.99 Wild Cattle Of Cadzow Park 1894 Mammals Victorian EngravingWild Cattle Of Cadzow Park 1894 Mammals Victorian Engraving $38.05
Vintage Print,Highland Cattle,Peoples Natural History Mammals+Birds,1903Vintage Print,Highland Cattle,Peoples Natural History Mammals+Birds,1903 $12.00 Bulls Cows Mammals - 1853 Hand Colored Antique PrintBulls Cows Mammals - 1853 Hand Colored Antique Print $12.32
'Holstein' Cattle - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife Card'Holstein' Cattle - Mammals - 1970's Rencontre Safari Wildlife Card $1.35
Click to see more Cattle items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 01/09/21 11:41am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay