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Life of a cow
⟶ Updated 21 Nov 2018 ⟶
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The cow is born. The average Holstein calf weighs from 90 to 100 pounds at birth.
The cow is 6 months old. Holstein heifers weigh about 400 pounds at this age.
The cow is a year old. She weighs about 700 pounds and still has quite a bit of growing to do before she enters the milking herd.
The cow is now 2 years old. She weighs about 1,200 pounds. She is now producing milk and will keep on growing for the next few years.
The cow is now 5 years old. This adult dairy cow weighs over 1,500 pounds. She can eat over 100 pounds of feed a day and can produce over 12 gallons of milk a day.
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