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Cattle, or cows (female) and bulls (male), 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 taurus.

Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat (beef or veal, see beef cattle), for milk (see dairy cattle), and for hides, which are used to make leather. They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements). Another product of cattle is their dung, which can be used to create manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning. Cattle, mostly small breeds such as the Miniature Zebu, are also kept as pets.

Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in central Anatolia, the Levant and Western Iran. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome.

Cattle are large domesticated animals reared for beef or leather or kept to produce milk.

The word cattle has no singular form, as the male bull and the female cow have markedly different temperaments. However, cattle are often referred to as “cows”, whether male or female. The offspring of cattle is a calf (plural calves).

A castrated bull is called a bullock.

During his sojourn in Haran, Jacob prospered while tending cattle for Laban. (Gen. 30:40)

The female appears placid and contented and can be easily approached and milked, even by a child. The bull is considered dangerous and is typically penned up far away from any cows.

Like many kinds of livestock their waste produces methane, an invisible and odorless gas, which liberals falsely maintain contributes to global warming.

There are over 60 breeds of cattle worldwide, including the Brahmin, Zebu, and Hereford.<ref>Cattle</ref>

Uniformitarian thinkers claim cattle were domesticated by mankind over thousands of years <ref>http://archaeology.about.com/od/domestications/qt/cattle.htm</ref> but Christian believers prefer to argue that these creatures were created by God as they are today for the benefit of mankind.

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