Most bulls and cows are raised as livestock on farms that then sell them on for meat and human consumption. They are a plentiful animal on the earth today however, and it is estimated that there are about 1.3 billion cattle in the world.
Cows spend a lot of time eating during their lives, as this bull is doing in this photograph. They are able to do this because they have one stomach, but it has four compartments in it. They can eat so many different things because they have such hearty stomachs and each compartment takes care of a different kind of digestion for them. They can also swallow food and then regurgitate it and chew it as cud, which is then re-swallowed and then digested further.
At the Mennonite Heritage Village, which recreates the Mennonite way of life in the 16th century, owning cattle was an important part of a family's livelihood. It is on about 40 acres of land and invites tourists to come and see how life was for the Mennonite people. The Mennonite people have since become synonymous with the historic peace churches and preach non-violence and pacifism.
Bull grazing on hay in a pen beside the Farm Barn at the Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 35mm.
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