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Cattle (colloquially cows) are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates (hoofed animals). Cattle are bred and raised as livestock for meat, as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products for human consumption, and as draft animals (normally oxen or bullocks - pulling carts or ploughs). Other cattle-derived products include leather, and dung used as manure or fuel.
In some countries, such as India, cattle are sacred. It is thought that cattle were first domesticated in south-east Turkey about 10,500 years ago. Currently there are an estimated 1.3 billion cattle in the world.Read More