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Quiz: How much do you know about cows and bulls?

A mix of farming and cultural references about the animal we all take for granted.

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KNICKERS THE STEER made headlines this week after he avoided being slaughtered due to his enormous height.

The 6ft 4in seven-year-old animal is now free to roam the fields of Myalup in Western Australia for the rest of his days.

It also sparked a bit of a debate about whether it was okay to call him a cow (the colloquial term for ‘cattle’, as opposed to the female animal).

So here’s a few questions for you on how well you know about cattle.

What's the collective noun for a group of cows?
Drove
Herd

Flock
Cattle
When was the famous Charging Bull sculpture unofficially erected in Manhattan, New York City?
1921
1978

1989
2002
What's the name of the common black and white cow?
Holstein Friesians
Ayrshire cattle

Belted Galloway
Luing cattle
What's the name of this breed of cattle?
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Hereford
Scottish highland

Hertfordshire
Shetland
How many cattle are there in Ireland (as of 2017)?
2.3 million
4.4 million

4.9million
6.6 million
In which of these religions are cattle not considered to be sacred?
Hinduism
Islam

Jainism
Buddhism
What's the nickname of the cow that features on Ben and Jerry ice cream tubs?
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The Woody cow
Annabelle

Yvonne the dairy cow
Jerry
What is cow tipping?
Marking the end of a cow's tail so that farmers can identify who owns them.
Pushing over an unsuspecting or sleeping cow for entertainment.

When a coffee shop charges extra for cow milk to ensure farmers are paid fairly.
When a customer justifies being rude to waiters by leaving a large tip.
How many weeks does a cow pregnancy last?
40 weeks
52 weeks

60 weeks
2 years
Which of these is not a descriptor for cattle?
Yearlings
Heifer

Mare
Springer
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Amazing!
You're like the cat that got the cream.
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You scored out of !
Solid performance
This week wasn't the first time you herd the word 'steer'.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Oh dear
You're being put back to pasture. Sorry.
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