Super Cool Cows: 5 things you didn’t know about cows!

We all know cows make delicious milk but here are some additional facts about cows you probably didn’t know.

Did you know?

  • Cows have one stomach with four compartments–the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum. Each compartment does a different job in digesting feed. 

  • Cows can pick their nose with their tongue!

  • Because cows don’t have upper front teeth, they use their tongues around grass in order to eat it

  • Cows are red-green colourblind

  • Holstein cows dominate the dairy industry–more than 93% of the national herd is comprised of Holsteins. To find out more about Canadian Dairy Breeds, read on here

For more fun facts about cows and the dairy industry register your school for a Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience visit or watch for us at local exhibitions and fairs throughout the province.  

About BC Dairy

BC Dairy is a not-for-profit organization representing BC’s dairy farmers.