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Urist likes cows for their haunting moos.

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Tamed Attributes
Pet value 300

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 100,000 cm3
Mid: 250,000 cm3
Max: 600,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 10-14
Fat 9
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 2
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 15
Skull 1
Hooves 4
Horns 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large mammalian herbivore. They often bear large horns and the males are ill-tempered. They are domesticated for milk and meat.

Cows are domestic animals that can be brought on embark. Males are predictably called bulls, while females are cows and infants are calves. Much like other domestic herbivores, they require a pasture to survive, otherwise they will starve. If attacked by a hostile creature, cows will normally flee rather than fight and may be killed, so it's best to keep them someplace safe.

Cows are among the largest of all domestic livestock (losing only to yaks and water buffalos), making them prime targets for a meat industry. They are also a good source of fat, bones and horns. As one would expect, cows can be milked, and their milk can be later turned into cheese. They are also fairly valuable pets for dwarves who decide to adopt them.

Some dwarves like cows for their haunting moos.

Admired for its haunting moos.