Zebu Herding

Zebu are the cattle in Madagascar, they’re used both as food and a beasts of burden. Those distinct horns and that hump behind the head between the shoulder blades make them rather distinct from most of the cattle in the USA

The beef from them tasts the same as regular beef in the US. I did learn that some times they can get milk from them, but unlike US dairy cows, they only produce milk when they have a calf, and even then they usually only produce enough for the calf – it is only when the rainy season helps to produce an abundance of milk so that the locals can take any for drinking. As such, they use a lot of condensed milk with food here.

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  1. Peep

    April 17, 2019 at 6:13pm

    US cows have to have calves to produce milk as well. Stop confusing those locals! ;-P

    “Like humans, cows only produce milk after they have given birth, and dairy cows must give birth to one calf per year in order to continue producing milk. Typically they are artificially inseminated within three months of giving birth.”

    Source: https://www.ciwf.com/farm-animals/cows/dairy-cows/

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