Thailand is a diverse ethnic country. In 2019, the Thai -Chinese population was around 14%. And the Thai -Chinese consider cows to be a sacred animal. In Chinese Buddhism, the cow is an incarnation of the goddess of mercy’s (Guanyin’s) father.
The beef cattle population in Thailand is currently about 4.9 million head, . About 1.0 million head of beef cattle are slaughtered annually. Beef cattle are mainly in the North-east (48%), with 16% in Northern area and 12% in Southern area.
A Holstein named Blossom , who died in 2015 at the age of 13, is still listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest cow ever at 6 foot 2.8 inches. Also in 2016, the Daily Mail, which seems to love large bovines, had a story on Big Moo, then considered perhaps the biggest steer.
Cattle are descended from a wild ancestor called the aurochs. The aurochs were huge animals which originated on the subcontinent of India and then spread into China, the Middle East, and eventually northern Africa and Europe .
Most of the Buddhists do not eat beef because the influence of Hinduism and the Jainism in their religion. At that time, mostly the Hindus and the Jainists, who had accepted the Buddhism, and who had been brought up under the their religions, which do not allow to consume beef .
Census data shows that nearly 80 percent of India’s 1.2 billion population are Hindu. Most Hindus worship the cow and abstain from eating beef, so it might come as a surprise that India has become the world’s second-largest beef exporter.
generally no, they say it smells bad. have u ever seen sheep in thailand ? thai restaurants outside thailand often have lamb curries though to suit the local mkt. There’s not too much of a demand for wool in Thailand either.
For the most part, cows are friendly , curious animals. Much of their behavior depends on how often they interact with people, how they were raised, if they feel threatened or scared and if they have something to protect. A bull (male cow ) is more likely to be aggressive as a natural defense.
The Chianina is both the tallest and the heaviest breed of cattle. Mature bulls stand up to 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in), and oxen may reach 2 m (6 ft 7 in). It is not unusual for bulls to exceed 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) in weight.
Cow, in common parlance, a domestic bovine , regardless of sex and age, usually of the species Bos taurus . In precise usage, the name is given to mature females of several large mammals, including cattle (bovines), moose, elephants, sea lions, and whales. Pregnant brown and white Guernsey cow.
Missy is a Holstein cow who was auctioned for $1.2 million in 2009, making her the most expensive cow in the world at that time. Missy ( cow )
|Known for||Most expensive cow|
|Owner||Mark Butz, Van Ruinen Dairy, Morsam, and G. Andreasen|
Put simply, an ox (or oxen if you’re talking about more than one), is any cattle over four years of age that has been trained to do work. Most often they are steers (castrated male cattle ). Any breed of cattle can be trained to become an ox , although some breeds are better suited to it than others.