You see them standing in fields everywhere. Cows that is. But have you ever wondered how much does a cow weigh?
On average, a dairy cow weighs anywhere from 1,000 (453 kg) to 1,800 pounds (816 kg).
It depends on the breed, age, feeding and a few other factors.
Jersey cows come in at the lightest weight, while Brown Swiss cows can tip the scale at over 1,800 pounds.
That’s more than a Smart car weighs!
How Much Do Baby Cows Weigh?
A calf will weigh around 65 pounds at birth.
How Fast Are Cows?
Despite their size, cows are not as slow moving as you might think. In fact cows can run as fast as 20-30 mph (32-48 km).
How Much Do Cows Eat?
They love to eat all day as well.
A cow will eat approximately 100 pounds (45 kg) of food and produce around 8 gallons of milk every day.
Also, all that food will produce around 65 pounds (29 kg) of manure every day.
Average Weight Of Different Cows
- Holstein – 1,500 pounds (680 kg)
- Hereford – 1400 pounds (635 kg)
- Angus – 1,400 pounds (635 kg)
- Brown Swiss – 1,800 pounds (816 kg)
- Jersey – 1,000 pounds (453 kg)
- Guernsey – 1,100 pounds (499 kg)
- Ayrshire – 1,200 pounds (544 kg)
~ Fun Fact ~
Cowbells, which weigh approximately 12 pounds, are still used today. But, researchers have found that a cowbell can often create noise levels up to 113 decibels. That’s far above the legal limit of 85 decibels and can make a cow deaf over time.