Cattle, Cows and a Bull 
Photographed in Battle, East Sussex

About these Cattle Photographs

These are old photos taken around 2010, but I found them while sorting through old stuff and wanted to include them as there were some nice photographs. They were in a field near where I live in Battle, East Sussex. The field has public footpaths across it, so I was allowed to be there. They were all very friendly and I moved slowly to not distress them, but they are big animals, so despite being gentle giants it would not be a good idea to be in the way if one was spooked!!! I have a lot of respect for all animals. Moooooooooo!

A little Information About Cattle

Cattle, or cows, are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat, for milk, and for hides, which are used to make leather. They are used as riding animals and draft animals (oxen or bullocks, which pull carts, plows and other implements). Another product of cattle is dung, which can be used to create manure or fuel. In some regions, such as parts of India, cattle have significant religious meaning. Cattle, mostly small breeds such as the Miniature Zebu, are also kept as pets.

Around 10,500 years ago, cattle were domesticated from as few as 80 progenitors in central Anatolia, the Levant and Western Iran. According to an estimate from 2011, there are 1.4 billion cattle in the world. In 2009, cattle became one of the first livestock animals to have a fully mapped genome.

Cattle are large quadrupedal ungulate mammals with cloven hooves. Most breeds have horns, which can be as large as the Texas Longhorn or small like a scur. Careful genetic selection has allowed polled (hornless) cattle to become widespread.

Information from: Wikipedia

A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
 
They were all very friendly, these all came over to greet me, they probably were looking for treats, but I didn't have anything to give them.

They were all very friendly, these all came over to greet me, they probably were looking for treats, but I didn't have anything to give them.

A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
They seemed very interested in me, but in a purely curious way, they showed no signs of fear or aggression. Tey could have easily moooooved away from me if they had wanted to

They seemed very interested in me, but in a purely curious way, they showed no signs of fear or aggression. Tey could have easily moooooved away from me if they had wanted to

A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
When I was a kid I had to live on a farm for a while, the cows were so friendly, but it was easy to get attached to them, then they would be taken away and I really hated that

When I was a kid I had to live on a farm for a while, the cows were so friendly, but it was easy to get attached to them, then they would be taken away and I really hated that

A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
A photo of Cattle, Cows And A Bull in a field in Battle, East Sussex
Even this Bull was very friendly, but I was a little nervous of those horns!

Even this Bull was very friendly, but I was a little nervous of those horns!