Standing Bull, Finest US Lost Wax Bronze Statue by Max Turner~ Monumental
Bulls are uncastrated adult male cattle that are used for breeding and rodeo riding. There are many breeds of cattle such as Angus and Hereford, which are bred specifically for meat and Jerseys, which are bred specifically to produce milk. Bulls are kept on ranches throughout the United States.
Bulls typically weigh between 1700 and 1800 pounds, according to Professional Bull Riders (PBR). They eat feed that is high in protein and alfalfa hay, which provides the nutrients needed for a healthy bull. Bulls have four-compartment stomachs and eat strictly vegetation. They swallow their food whole, and then later it is regurgitated into their mouths for chewing. This is what is known as “chewing the cud.” Their lifespan is usually 20 to 25 years.
All bulls are different and any one of them has the potential to be dangerous, according to the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of California, Berkeley. A threat display is when the bull turns sideways to the threat, showing the largest profile with the back arched. This may progress to lowering the head and shaking it from side to side. Direct threats are lowered head, shoulders hunched and pawing of the ground with its front feet.
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