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Cattle

Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated animals.

Why raised

They are raised as livestock for dairy products like (milk), and other products like leather etc.

They are also raised for (pulling carts, plows and the like.

In some countries, such as India, they are honored in religious ceremonies and revered.

Species of cattle

Cattle cannot successfully be bred with water buffalo or African buffalo.

Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist.

Terminology

In general, the same words are used in different parts of the world but with minor differences in the definitions.

An adult female who has had one or two calves (depending on regional usage) is called a cow. Young cattle are called calves until they are weaned.

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