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Age Of Cattle








A cow's horn is supposed to furnish a correct
indication of the age of the animal, but this is not always true. For
ordinary purposes, however, the following will be found approximately
correct: At two years of age a circle of thicker matter begins to form
on the animal's horns, which becomes clearly defined at three years of
age, when another circle begins to form, and an additional circle every
year thereafter. The cow's age then can be determined by adding two to
the number of circles. The rings on a bull's horns do not show
themselves until he is five years old--so in the case of a bull five
must be added to the number of rings. Unless the rings are clear and
distinct these rules will not apply. Besides, dishonest dealers
sometimes file off some of the rings of old cattle.





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