Cattle

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Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.wikipedia
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Ungulate

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Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.
Ungulates (pronounced ) are any members of a diverse group of primarily large mammals that includes odd-toed ungulates such as horses and rhinoceroses, and even-toed ungulates such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, deer, and hippopotamuses.

Beef

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle, particularly skeletal muscle.

Beef cattle

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
Beef cattle are cattle raised for meat production (as distinguished from dairy cattle, used for milk production).

Bovinae

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They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.
The biological subfamily Bovinae includes a diverse group of 10 genera of medium to large-sized ungulates, including domestic cattle, bison, African buffalo, the water buffalo, the yak, and the four-horned and spiral-horned antelopes.

Livestock

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
The term is sometimes used to refer solely to those that are bred for consumption, while other times it refers only to farmed ruminants, such as cattle and goats.

Leather

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
The most common raw materials is cattle hide.

Cattle in religion and mythology

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In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.
Due to the multiple benefits from cattle, there are varying beliefs about cattle in societies and religions.

Bullock

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They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements).
Bullock (in British English), a castrated male bovine animal of any age

Hide (skin)

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
cow, buffalo; the skins refer to "skins" of smaller animals: goat, sheep, deer, pig, fish, alligator, snake, etc.Common commercial hides include leather from cattle and other livestock animals, buckskin, alligator skin and snake skin.

Aurochs

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Cattle were originally identified as three separate species: Bos taurus, the European or "taurine" cattle (including similar types from Africa and Asia); Bos indicus, the zebu; and the extinct Bos primigenius, the aurochs.
The aurochs ( or ; pl. aurochs, or rarely aurochsen, aurochses), also known as urus or ure (Bos primigenius), is an extinct species of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

Cow dung

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Another product of cattle is dung, which can be used to create manure or fuel.
These species include domestic cattle ("cows"), bison ("buffalo"), yak, and water buffalo.

Ox

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They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements).
Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals more docile.

Bos

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They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus. Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between taurine cattle and zebu (such as the sanga cattle, Bos taurus africanus), but also between one or both of these and some other members of the genus Bos – yaks (the dzo or yattle ), banteng, and gaur.
Bos (from Latin bōs: cow, ox, bull) is the genus of wild and domestic cattle.

Heck cattle

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Breeders have attempted to recreate cattle of similar appearance to aurochs by crossing traditional types of domesticated cattle, creating the Heck cattle breed.
Heck cattle are a hardy breed of domestic cattle.

Sanga cattle

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Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between taurine cattle and zebu (such as the sanga cattle, Bos taurus africanus), but also between one or both of these and some other members of the genus Bos – yaks (the dzo or yattle ), banteng, and gaur.
Sanga cattle is the collective name for indigenous cattle of sub-Saharan Africa.

Beefalo

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Hybrids such as the beefalo breed can even occur between taurine cattle and either species of bison, leading some authors to consider them part of the genus Bos, as well.
Beefalo, also referred to as cattalo or the Canadian hybrid, are a fertile hybrid offspring of domestic cattle (Bos taurus), usually a male in managed breeding programs, and the American bison (Bison bison), usually a female in managed breeding programs.

African buffalo

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However, cattle cannot be successfully hybridized with more distantly related bovines such as water buffalo or African buffalo.
The African buffalo is not an ancestor of domestic cattle and is only distantly related to other larger bovines.

Calf

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Young cattle of both sexes are called calves until they are weaned, then weaners until they are a year old in some areas; in other areas, particularly with male beef cattle, they may be known as feeder calves or simply feeders. After that, they are referred to as yearlings or stirks if between one and two years of age.
A calf (plural, calves) is the young of domestic cattle.

Working animal

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They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements).
They include equines such as horses, donkeys, and mules; bovines such as cattle, water buffalo, and yaks, and elephants and camels.

Manure

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Another product of cattle is dung, which can be used to create manure or fuel.
For example horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and guano from seabirds and bats all have different properties.

Domestic yak

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Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between taurine cattle and zebu (such as the sanga cattle, Bos taurus africanus), but also between one or both of these and some other members of the genus Bos – yaks (the dzo or yattle ), banteng, and gaur.
Yaks belong to the genus Bos and are therefore related to cattle (Bos primigenius species).

Water buffalo

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However, cattle cannot be successfully hybridized with more distantly related bovines such as water buffalo or African buffalo.
Buffalo-cattle hybrids have not been observed to occur, but the embryos of such hybrids reach maturity in laboratory experiments, albeit at lower rates than non-hybrids.

Dairy cattle

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather.
Dairy cattle (also called dairy cows) are cattle cows bred for the ability to produce large quantities of milk, from which dairy products are made.

Ranch

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The term dogies is used to describe orphaned calves in the context of ranch work in the American West, as in "Keep them dogies moving".
A ranch is an area of land, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool.

Dzo

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Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between taurine cattle and zebu (such as the sanga cattle, Bos taurus africanus), but also between one or both of these and some other members of the genus Bos – yaks (the dzo or yattle ), banteng, and gaur.
A dzo (Tibetan མཛོ་ mdzo) (also spelled zo, zho and dzho) is a hybrid between the yak and domestic cattle.