9 Differences Between Oxen, Cows, and Bulls

The term cattle is commonly used when referring to both cows and bulls. But this term applies to more than just those two animals.

Cattle are a family of large domesticated bovine animals typically kept for labor, milk, or meat.

Here are the  differences between them and how they stand out from one another.

1. Origin

The origin of bulls and cows dates back 10,000 years. They are said to have originated from a group of wild beasts called Aurochs. Aurochs were up to 2 times the size of modern cows and bulls.

2. Uses

Cows are kept mainly for 2 purposes: milk and breeding. In their first 2 years, female calves are known as heifers. During this period, they do not produce milk or calve.