how old do cows live to be?

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  • IOM
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The natural lifespan of a cow is up to 20 years, yet few commercial dairy cows live beyond the age of seven years, and many younger animals go to slaughter. Selective breeding and, more recently, genetic manipulation, has resulted in the selection and production of cows that produce enormous amounts of milk.

    Poor cows... 🐄 😢

  • Scott
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Cows can live to be 25 years old. But mostly they are sent to the slaughterhouse at around age 5. That’s when their milk production tends to decline.

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