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What is a young female cow called?



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Asked by Orion thames, Last updated: Oct 14, 2020

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f.Isabellai

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Answered Sep 20, 2017

A young female cow is called a heifer. Heifers are usually younger than other cows on the field, and they typically have only had two calves at this point. A heifer that only has one calf is called a “first-calf heifer” and they are often given more to care for. Unfortunately, they are still subject to the horrible practices that the meat and leather industries use.

A young female cow is called a heifer. Heifers are usually younger than other cows on the field,
A heifer can be slaughtered for her meat - which is what we would call veal at this point - or for her skin. Sometimes both. Cow leather is the most common leather around, and since cow skin can only grow so fast and cover so much, there is a lot of demand for it. This means a lot cow skins from cows slaughtered for meat are often used for their skins too.

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Orion thames

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Answered Aug 23, 2017

Heifer
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