The cow has been one of the important domestic animals and a useful friend since ancient times. She gives us milk, and her calf, when grow up to an ox, helps in our agricultural activities. Cow-dung is used as manure and fuel. It’s milk are very useful for us. We obtain butter, ghee, curds cheese etc from milk. A cow is regarded ‘mother’ and worshipped by the Hindus.
The cow is a very gentle animal. She is kept as the domestic animals. She is regarded as one of the family members. In ancient India, the number of cows showed a man’s wealth. The cow has a strong and heavy body with four legs. Her body is covered with short hair. She has a pair of horns and a long tail. Her eyes are big and beautiful. The feet are hoofed and the hoofs are split in the middle.
Cow-milk is very nutritious and easily digestible. It is very good for people, especially for children, sick people and expectant mothers. This milk can be consumed in many forms. It is also available in powder form and condensed.
Cows have different colours. They are found everywhere in the world. Their young ones are called calves. The male of a cow is called a bull or oxen. They are used in drawing carts, water from the well, ploughing of the field etc. Cow is a holy animal for Hindus. Cow is very useful for us in many ways. So we should treat them in kindly and look after them.