LBJ did not become a rancher until he was 43, but was quite successful. He left his ranch to the American people as a historical site, providing it was maintained as "a working ranch, and not a sterile relic of the past." To this day the National Park Service breeds Hereford cattle there. nps.gov/lyjo/planyourvisi…
Elvis's chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer & whiskey & pulled clothes off women. He bit people & went to the bathroom into his hands & threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod & claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue. elvis.com.au/presley/scat…
There have been documented cases of human children being raised by various animals, including Monkeys, wolves, dogs, bears, sheep, goats, cattle and ostriches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
Painting artificial eyespots on the rear-ends of cattle reduces predation by large carnivores. The technique is being used in Africa as an effective, low-cost, anti-predation method to save the lives of both cattle and predators. snippetscience.com/painti…
The first store in what would become the City of Los Angeles was started by a cattle ranger from Massachusetts. He also hosted the first vigilance committee in the city. This group sentenced two lovers to death by hanging, the first lynching in CA history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Today I learned about the Skinwalker Ranch, a ranch in northern Utah known by locals for having extreme paranormal activity, such as cattle mutilation, UFOs, and massive creatures invincible to bullets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…
Today I learned of George Parrott also known as Big Nose George, was a cattle rustler and highwayman in the American Wild West in the late 19th century. His skin was made into a pair of shoes after his lynching and part of his skull was used as an ashtray. legendsofamerica.com/wy-b…
No universally used singular form in modern English of "cattle" exists, other than the sex- and age-specific terms (i.e. cow, bull, steer, heifer). beef2live.com/story-singu…
Today I learned about Anna Creek Station, the largest Cattle Station in Australia, which at 23,677 Square KM is larger than Israel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
Barbed wire enabled cattle operations in the American West to become profitable in the mid 19th century. Before the invention of barbed wire, the wood and stone fences used to contain cattle were too expensive to make the business profitable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Cows are the female animal once they have had a baby calf. Heifers are cows that haven't had a baby yet. Bulls are the males capable of mating and steers are bulls that have been castrated (only removing testicles). The general descriptor for the species as a whole is "cattle" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
In 1904, the creator of the Thompson Submachine Gun conducted tests on both living cattle, and some human cadavers, to determine which caliber should be used in American military handguns. Tests were conducted at the Nelson Morris Company Union Stock Yards in Chicago, Illinois. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Today I learned of Paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys trained in the late 1800s at the request of King Kamehameha III by vaqueros (Spanish-Mexican cowboys) in roping, herding, and other skills to manage the tens of thousands of wild cattle roaming the countryside. paniolopreservation.org/w…
Within one year a single acre of maggots can produce more protein than 3,000 acres of cattle or 130 acres of soybeans. That's equal to 130,000 pounds of protein per year and greater than the per-acre protein yield of cattle (about 40 pounds), soybeans (950 pounds) or chickens (1,800 pounds) scmp.com/magazines/post-m…
Today I learned about the Quinto Real on the French-Spanish border, a place which is part of Spain but under French administration, enabling French shepherds to sent their cattle in these pastures en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
Goats have horizontal, slit-shaped pupils. Because goats' irises are usually pale, their contrasting pupils are much more noticeable than in animals such as cattle, deer, most horses and many sheep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa…
Between 17th and 19th centuries, instead of getting divorced, English men would sold their wives to the highest bidder, similar to cattle auctions history.com/news/england-…
Some ranchers around Yellowstone National Park are using old heritage breeds of cattle because those breeds are more maternal and defensive of their calves, so they are much more likely to deter predators like bears and wolves. ensia.com/features/predat…
The English word β€œcowboy” is a rough translation of the Spanish word vaquero, one who manages cattle from horseback altalang.com/beyond-words…
Archimedes's cattle problem, a 2 millenium-old poem containing an arithmetical problem which involves computing the number of cattle the sun god's herd, was discovered in 1773. It took 107 years for it to be solved. The answer was 7.76x10^206544, more cattle than could fit in the universe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Today I learned about David Gates, former member of 70’s soft rock band Bread, who studied the cattle ranching business while touring with his band. He married his highschool sweetheart, raised four children with her and is currently retired in his 1,400-acre (570 ha) ranch in Mount Vernon, Washington. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
A European group is using back-breeding in attempts to re-introduce the aurochs, a forerunner of all modern cattle which has been extinct since 1627. discovermagazine.com/plan…
Cattle Rustling is still a big issue in the West beefmagazine.com/manageme…
During the long winter of 1886, horses and cattle on the Great Plains died when their breaths froze over the ends of their noses, making it impossible for them to breathe. amhistory.si.edu/ourstory…
Today I learned of the Beefalo, a 3/8 bison and 5/8 domestic cattle hybrid designed to mix the flavor and characteristics of beef and bison meat. americanbeefaloassociatio…
Today I learned of the Scrub Bulls of Australia, wild descendants of 20 cattle released from an abandoned military post in 1849. In the 1960's researchers realized there was a population of some 1,500 feral cattle. Today they are often hunted for sport. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
The first gladiatorial game of Ancient Rome was held in the city's cattle market in 264 BCE, where funeral celebrations for a former consul included combat between six war captives. Initially competitions of courage to honor the dead, gladiator matches were not publicly sponsored for 160 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Cattle in the United States are often fed chicken excrement (once cow can eat up to 3 tons of it every year) because it is cheaper than feeding them hay, grass, alfalfa, etc. huffpost.com/entry/mad-co…
Samuel Maverick was a Texas rancher who refused to brand his cattle, which led to the word 'maverick' meaning someone who is independently minded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
If you are a driver in the United Kingdom you are required by the law to stop and report to the police if you run over a dog, a horse, a cattle, a pig, a goat, a sheep, a donkey and a mule, but not if you run over a deer, a cat, a badger or a fox. lutontoday.co.uk/cars/car…
In 1917, 1,300 miners went on strike in Bisbee, AZ over unsafe working conditions, low pay, and long hours. The mining company hired 2,000 men and loaded the strikers at gunpoint into cattle cars for a 16 hour trip through the desert without food or water and left them in New Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
Herding dogs, like border collies and Australian cattle dogs, are very intelligent. They also have very strong working instincts, which may compel them to β€œwork” at home by herding family members or other animals. This behavior may include chasing, nipping and barking. pets.thenest.com/stop-dog…
Today I learned of Red Flag Laws almost enacted in Pennsylvania in 1896 which would require all motorists upon chance encounters with cattle or livestock to immediately stop the vehicle, disassemble it, and conceal the components out of sight behind nearby bushes until equestrian or livestock is pacified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
A Zoroastrian Parsi community views burying or cremating the dead as polluting nature, rather the community offers its dead to vultures. The vulture population collapsed by 99% in 2007 (due to a drug used on local cattle), they now use solar concentrators to dehydrate the dead. npr.org/2012/09/05/160401…
An ox is just a steer (or bull) that has been trained to pull a plow, not a separate species from cattle (cows). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport uses the airport code MSY for Moisant Stock Yard. Its named after pioneer pilot John B Moisant crashed and died in a cattle field, now the location of the current airport, in 1910. nola.com/entertainment_li…
"farm-to-table" restaurants are lying about almost everything down to the names of local farmer purveyors, and serving farmed Asian pollock as Alaskan wild-caught, drug-addled feedlot cattle as grass-fed, and, worst of all for those following dietary customs, swapping cheaper pork for veal. eater.com/2016/7/14/12179…
Today I learned about Russian Kulaks who were wealthy or properous peasants who owned large farms or significant numbers of cattle. By 1934, through various means like forced collectivisation, the Kulaks were mostly deport to remote regions of the Soviet Union or arrested and property/land was confiscated. britannica.com/topic/kula…
Today I learned of Operation Vegetarian, a 1942 British military plan to poison German citizens by dropping anthrax-contaminated linseed cakes in beef cattle fields. While never used in war, the technique was so effective that the testing site's quarantine lasted until 1990. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
The Lasso (used for roping cattle) has existed since at least 1280 BC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
There is a common misconception that violin snares would be made of cat intestines, due to the fact that the sheep's intestines (cattle gut) that were actually used a long time ago got abbreviated to "catgut". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that is made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals. It's made primarily from the stuff meat industries have left over β€” pork skins, horns, and cattle bones. popsugar.com/fitness/Gela…
The Kenyan Masai tribe donated 14 cows to the US following the 9/11 attacks. The cattle - regarded as sacred, were the highest expression of regard and sympathy. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
In 1998 a group of cattle ranchers sued Oprah after she made disparaging comments about beef and 13 states have food libel laws which allows companies to sue people who speak badly about their food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
The paddywack is a ligament on sheep and cattle used to keep their head up and is mentioned in the nursery rhyme because the old man is playing sheep bones as an instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad…
Today I learned of Dr Cornelius Rhoads, the doctor that wanted to exterminate the Puerto Rico race. He went as far as making his patients sick and even referred to Puertoricans as experimental cattle. He didn’t face any repercussions for his actions and was even appointed the rank of Colonel in the Army. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
McDonald's mixes beef from different delivery batches and the resulting batches can be made up of the meat from more than 100 cattle. mcdonalds.com/gb/en-gb/he…
Only 2 diseases have been successfully eradicated; smallpox in 1980 and rinderpest(German for cattle plague)in 2011. Rinderpest had up to 100% mortality rate among susceptible cattle populations, often leading to famine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
A cattle farmer, while clearing land on his Texas ranch, wrote his name in letters a kilometer tall, producing the world’s largest signature. It lies on major flight paths into Houston and NASA uses it to evaluate satellite imagery earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
In 1997 Australia was declared free of Bovine TB after a decades long program of testing every head of cattle and buffalo in the heard. Associated improvements in mustering and handling techniques saw some producers reporting 50% more cattle than they thought they had. pir.sa.gov.au/aghistory/i…

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