The probable history of cows starts back 10,000 years ago in the vicinity of Turkey and Pakistan. They were independently domesticated from the Aurochs, a wild bovine species. No wonder since then cows have become an inseparable part of civilization. There are more than 900 breeds of cows. Terms to know before talking about this bulky animal, ‘cow’ means a mature female, ‘bull’ means a mature male, a group of cows is called ‘herd’, a young female cow is called ‘heifer’ and last but not the least a baby cute cow is known as ‘calf’.
Like the varieties of terminology, the relationship of the cow with history and civilization is multi-dimensional. First comes Ancient Egypt, the people used to worship a cow goddess called Hathor, representing motherhood, joy and feminine. She was known as the guardian of the fertility of land and women. Besides, in 2000 BC, the cow was the most sacred animal in Hindu religion. In the Old Testament, it is referred to as ‘the land of milk and honey’. In America, the first cattle arrived in 1525 in Mexico and were brought by Spaniards to the outer world.
It is an obvious reason why cows were so deeply connected with human life. Starting from the nutrition we get from milk, which is a great source of calcium, vitamins and other minerals is an inseparable component of the growth and development of the body and mind. Moreover, the meat we get is the highest of values for protein and fat. Nonetheless, the organic compost we get from it plays a great role in farming and crop production. The skin also contributes to the leather industry ensuring our regular useable accessories. Without a doubt cow is a friendly, beneficial and amazing animal to be fond of.