Short Horned Cow. Bred by Mr Booth Warlaby. Yorkshire circa 1880

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Short Horned Cow. Bred by Mr Booth Warlaby. Yorkshire circa 1880
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Image ID: DRFC2D
Cattle (colloquially cows) are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos primigenius. Cattle are raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal), as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals (oxen or bullocks) (pulling carts, plows and the like). Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning.