Cows

10/12/2010

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Considering Mooky the Cow is a cow, I thought you'd all like to know a bit more about cows.

Cattle were originally identified by Carl Linnaeus as three separate species. These were Bos taurus, the European or "taurine" cattle (including similar types from Africa and Asia); Bos indicus, the zebu; and the extinct Bos primigenius, the aurochs. The aurochs is ancestral to both zebu and taurine cattle. Recently these three have increasingly been grouped as one species, with Bos primigenius taurus, Bos primigenius indicus and Bos primigenius primigenius as the subspecies.

Complicating the matter is the ability of cattle to interbreed with other closely related species. Hybrid individuals and even breeds exist, not only between taurine cattle and zebu (including the sanga cattle breeds, Bos taurus africanus) but also between one or both of these and some other members of the genus Bos: yak (called a dzo or "yattle"), banteng and gaur. Hybrids can also occur between taurine cattle and either species of bison (for example, the beefalo breed), which some authors consider to be in the genus Bos as well. The hybrid origin of some types may not be obvious – for example, genetic testing of the Dwarf Lulu breed, the only humpless taurine-type cattle in Nepal, found them to be a mix of taurine cattle, zebu and yak. Cattle cannot successfully be hybridized with more distantly related bovines such as water buffalo or African buffalo.

The aurochs originally ranged throughout Europe, North Africa, and much of Asia. In historical times its range became restricted to Europe, and the last known individual died in Masovia, Poland, in about 1627. Breeders have attempted to recreate cattle of similar appearance to aurochs by crossing traditional types of domesticated cattle, creating the Heck cattle breed.

 
 
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According to Census Data there are nearly 10,000 homeless people in Australia.
  • 99,900 houseless people in Australia (105,304 in 1996)
  • 54% adults over 24 years of age
  • 10% under the age of 12 years
  • 36% young people between 12 and 24 years
  • 42% of houseless people were female
  • 58% were single (58,116)
  • 19% were couples (18,840)
  • 23% were families (22,944 people or 6,745 families)

Mooky the Cow hates these statistics and in order to change these awful, awful statistics we are announcing that $1  from every second Moo Milk sold will go towards Youth Central Victoria.

Help Mooky fight against homelessness today!
Also 10% of the proceeds from our online store will go to Youth Central Victoria. 

 
 
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For a limited time only you can download your very own Moo Milk background for free. Starring Mooky the cow and his friends. This offer will be available from the start of November for 3 days only.

Other downloadables will be uploaded to the website shortly so you can support Mooky all you need. Within this page will be animated Mooky images, a Mooky screensaver and any kind of Mooky button you can think of.

Thanks for the support.

If you have any suggestions please email us at suggestions@moomilk.com


 
 
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In celebration of the release of our new mascot Mooky the Cow, Moo Milk are proud to announce the first official Moo Milk fan competition.

Email us at moomilkcomps@moomilk.com and tell us in 45 words or less why you love Moo Milk.

Competition will end on the 28th of October so get your entries in fast.

eg. I love Moo Milk because it makes every lunchtime enjoyable, even if mum has made me a bad lunch.
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Meet our new family member ‘Mooky the Cow’. Mooky is our new face of Moo Milk, and with your help you can make Mooky happy by buying some Moo Milk today!  Mooky is our primary mascot of Moo Milk and inhabits a fantasy world called McMookyLand. She has adventures with her friends Mookissa and Mr. Moo.

Mooky wants to have fun, although he cares for you health, and instead of nasty soft drinks that rot your teeth, he prefers for you and your family to drink Moo Milk, as it will keep you strong and healthy.