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Reproduction Female cows (heifers) typically give birth when they reach two to three years of age. When births happen is dependent on the local resources, most notably sources of nutrition. The survival rate of calves in the first year of life is fairly high at 95%. Feeding Cows are grazing animals, meaning they eat grass in fields. What is most interesting about the cow is how it obtains the nutrients from the food. Inside of the cow’s torso are located four stomachs. When the cow begins feeding, it chews just enough to swallow the food. The unchewed food passes through the first two stomachs (see reverse side) and is stored for later. The cow eats until it becomes full through this process. Later, the cow will regurgitate the unchewed food, cud, chews it completely, and swallows. This chewed cud travels to the third and fourth stomach to be digested. Milk is produced in the cow’s udder by some of the digested food entering in. The rest of the digested food is used to power the body. Anatomy of Bos taurus
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