Cow Appreciation Day is a time to recognize cows.
Cows are known as the mothers of humans, and rightfully so. They are not only cute but also provide us with milk, among the most essential foods in the world! So come and celebrate them with us on Cow Appreciation Day this July 12.
When is Cow Appreciation Day?
Cow Appreciation Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday of July every year. For this year, Cow Appreciation Day falls on Tuesday, July 12, 2021.
Cow Fun Facts
The oldest cow ever, a Dreman cow named Big Bertha, was 48 years old when it died. Over the years, Big Bertha birthed 39 calves.
The very first cow in the US arrived in Jamestown in 1611.
The heaviest live birth of a calf was in 1961, and it weighed 225 pounds!
Every day, dairy cows produce 125 pounds of saliva.
Cows were first domesticated 5,000 years ago and live for an average of 25 years if not slaughtered.
A cow can detect an odor up to an impressive 5 miles away!
Around 2,000 quartered pound hamburgers can be made from ground beef in one cow!
Before milking machines were invented in 1984, a person, on average, milked six cows by hand. Now, using this, a person can milk 100 cows every hour.
Cows can see almost 360 degrees, making it easy to spot predators. However, they can’t see well straight ahead, so they’ll turn their head to look at you.
Cows can sleep while standing.
The stomach of the cow has four different compartments. The rumen, the largest one, can hold up to 50 gallons of partially digested food. Also, a cow, on average, consumes 40 pounds of food every day.
There are almost 98 million cows in the US, and there are domesticated cows in all 50 states!
In the 1850s, almost every family in the United States owned its own cow.
Cows have 32 teeth and chew about 50 times a minute, making their jaws move around 40,000 times a day! In fact, cows spend up to 40% of their time chewing cud.
Cows in love with an accordion Video
Why did the farmer buy a brown cow?
He wanted chocolate milk!
Why did the cow travel into space?
To visit the Milky Way.
What is a cow’s favorite magazine?
What do you call a rude cow?
Why did the cow look so confused?
He had Deja moo.
What kind of lunch meat do cows like best?
What happens when cows stop shaving?
They grow moostaches.
What is a cow’s favorite day of the week?
Why are cows such great dancers?
They have all the best moooves!
What do you call a sleeping cow?
What did one cow say to the other on a cold night?
“I don’t really know about you, but I’m Fresian.”
What is as big as a cow but weighs nothing?
What would you call a cow wearing armor?
What do you call a cow on a diet?
Why did the cow jump over the moon?
He thought the mooooon was calling to him.
What did the cow say to its therapist?
“I feel seen, but not herd.”
What do you get when you cross a cow and a rooster?
Riddles About Cows
What did the police cow say to the bad guy he caught?
Don’t mooooooove a moo-scle.
How do cows like their coffee?
Why do cows wear bells around their necks?
Their horns don’t work.
How do cows introduce their wives?
Hey guys! Meat Patty.
Why do cows work?
To make mooooney.
What did the cow say when the farmer pulled its tail?
What did the cow say to the angry farmer?
Please calm down, or else we’re going to have beef!
What is a cow’s favorite movie series?
Funny Cow Jokes
I would tell you a milk joke, but it is whey too cheesy!
I am not amoosed.
Cowbells make such beautiful moosic.
An udder day, an udder dollar.
My cow just wandered into a field of marijuana. The steaks have never been so high.
Not as mooch as I love you.
Two guys were playing cards and smoking a joint.
That’s right; the stakes were really high.
A cow in an earthquake is called a milkshake.
Make sure you show up on time. Otherwise, Bessie will have a cow.
At first, I was apprehensive about my ex-wife when we split up. But I then heard that she was with an Indian dude, and I knew she would be ok. Apparently, Indians worship cows.
Cow Knock Knock Jokes
A cow says.
A cow says who?
Nope, dummy, a cow says moo!
Ice cream who?
Ice cream, you scream; everyone screams for ice cream.
Interrupting cow wh-
Cow, much longer will you put up with all this knocking?
If you feel like you’ve herd all these cow puns before, you probably have Deja-moo.
There’s nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows.
You can only milk a cow so long; then you’re left holding the pail.
Whoever said ‘everything happens for a reason has never had a cow step on her foot.
My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Dye Gussow
The cow drinks water, and it turns to milk; the snake drinks water, and it turns to poison.
Even a cow creates ambiguous signifiers—the moo of mystery.
See more Cow Quotations.
Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Stray cattle roam every lane and alley, but we are building cow shelters and trying to resolve the problem.
The mere brute pleasure of reading – the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Keep a cow, and then the milk won’t have to be watered but once.
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm and live entirely surrounded by cows – and china.
The cow can be saved only if buffalo-breeding is given up.
If you do not milk the cow fully, it falls sick.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. In fact, a moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Cows: Nature’s lawnmowers.
Got Milk? Check.
I will alway moo you.
These cows are a-graz-ing!
Milking this photo for all its worth!
The road to my heart is filled with moo moo.
Milk it for all it’s worth!
The hills are alive with the sound of moo-sic.
All you need is a cow and a cup of milk.
Invisible cows: seen but not herd.
Just a little moo-dy girl.
My life is udder chaos.
Milking is always a good idea!
Bovine Captions for Instagram
Cows are awe-soom!
Fewer people, more cows!
There is no such thing as ‘just a cow.’
Home is where moo is.
Love is a four-legged word.
Milking happy thoughts.
I am a cow person!
These FAQs and fun facts will increase your knowledge about cows, thus helping celebrate Cow Appreciation Day better.
When was Cow Appreciation Day started?
Chick-fil-A founded Cow Appreciation Day in 2005. Americans consume a lot of beef, so the fast-food restaurant decided to promote chicken products. In fact, they even gave out free chicken to attract customers.
What is the Chick-fil-A cow’s name?
The famous commercial by Chick-fil-A features a female cow named Freedom, which has been in their commercials for at least 12 years.
Where can I get free food on Cow Appreciation Day?
If you wear cow costumes and head to Chick-fil-A, you can receive free food! Adults get a free entreé while children get a free kids meal. In 2017, over 1.8 million people participated at more than 2,200 restaurants!
How do people celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?
To celebrate the day, you can contribute towards helping cows or simply visit a farm with your kids. You can also share a meaningful non-animal-cruelty message on social media. Finally, you can participate in Chick-fil-A’s campaign meanwhile getting a free meal!
Future Cow Appreciation Days
2023; July 11; Tuesday.
2024; July 9; Tuesday.
2025; July 8; Tuesday.
2026; July 7; Tuesday.
2027; July 13; Tuesday.
By Sarah Anderson
Sara is a writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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