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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Ice cream sodas are a delicious summertime treat that is very easy to make. Also known as an ice cream float, an ice cream soda is made by combining ice cream with soda or carbonated water and flavored syrup.

While many people consider root beer and vanilla ice cream to be the classic ingredients for an ice cream soda, there are many possible variations for you to try. For example, you can make a “Brown Cow” by mixing Coca-Cola, chocolate syrup, and vanilla ice cream. Make a “Canary Island Special” by combining chocolate ice cream, vanilla syrup, and seltzer.

When making an ice cream soda, don’t be afraid to get creative with your drink concoction. Whipped cream and cherries are very popular add-ons to ice cream sodas. Coffee lovers often add a hint of instant coffee to their ice cream floats. Chocolate sprinkles may also be a good choice.

Although the recipe for an ice cream soda is quite simple, there is a trick to creating the perfect drink. Plain soda foams because it releases carbon dioxide gas, but ice cream is actually a foamy mixture of liquid, ice crystals, and air pockets. Therefore, if you want to make an ice cream soda with a lot of foam, put the ice cream in the glass before pouring the soda. If you want to make a treat with a minimal amount of foam, add the ice cream after the soda has been poured.


While ice cream sodas are certainly delicious, they’re not particularly healthy. If you’re worried about excess calories, try using diet soda in your favorite ice cream float recipe. You can also try making a low-fat drink by combining your favorite flavor of sherbet with sparkling soda water.


As you’re enjoying your ice cream soda, take time to reflect upon the history of your treat. Legend has it that the ice cream soda was invented in Denver in 1871 by Otto Baur. His frothy concoction became an immediate favorite among children and teens, although many adults failed to see the drink’s appeal. Soon, there were soda fountains and ice cream parlors scattered throughout the United States.
 
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You may have heard this term be used in regard to milk.

Pasteurization is a very important step used the process of making milk beneficial to its drinkers. This part of the process is used to kill any harmful things within the milk, the harmful microorganisms are destroyed by heating the milk. When the milk reaches a certain temperature it is then cooled for storage and shipped. Milk that is pasteurized may be healthier but that does not mean it does not have a perishable date, however it’s used by date is increased because of such things as pasteurization. 


Also as time has passed a new process has been created. This process is called ‘Ultrapasteurization’ or ‘ultra high temp treatment’ – this heats the milk to a higher temperature than normal pasteurization but for a shorter time. This means the process of pasteurization is quicker, and production will be more efficient and effective.

 
Milk had been used for human nutrition since the dawn of time. It was said to be used as Food during the Secondary Products Revolution during 5000 BC.

Animals were not just used for meat, but dairy products from these cattle were utilized and the animals were domesticated. The dairy products were said to have turned ‘uncultivated grasslands’ in to sustenance. People were gaining both value and health from the cow, whilst also prolonging the animals life.

Also not only cows produce milk, but a wide range of animals do.


Here is a list of the known animals that produce milk:
  • Camel
  • Donkey
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Reindeer
  • Sheep
  • Water buffalo
  • Yak
  • And even in Russia and Sweden, some Moose dairy products exist. 

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Taylor Swift!
The first of July this year Taylor Swift was featured in Got Milk campaigns new advertisement.
The country sensation rocks the milk moustache, accompanied by a pair of skinny-leg jeans and her guitar.

It was not her first advertisement with Got Milk? One of her earlier statements reads:

SWIFT PICK:
In this business you’ve got to be decisive. So I choose milk. Some studies suggest that teens who choose milk instead of sugary drink tend to be learner and the protein helps build muscles. So eat right, exercise and drink 3 glasses of low fat or fat free milk a day. Music to my ears.

Ms. Swift always brings charm and grace to anything she is in and what a noble cause.

 
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What are the differences?

Anonymous, a Men's Health Staff and Full Member of http://www.menshealth.com.ph states that:

‘The main reason milk is a good after-workout (or before if you like milk-burp like a baby  ) drink is that it is 80% whey and 20% casein. So you get good amounts of fast and slow proteins to replenish your body.

People who train and those watching their waists prefer low fat because it cuts calories. Skim also lowers cholesterol (better than whole, but whole still lowers triglycerides).

But (and here's one of those controversial issues again, so read and take from it what you will): Researchers in Texas found that drinking whole milk after lifting weights boosts muscle protein synthesis 2.8 times more than skim milk. So if you're thin and bulking up, brave the farts and drink whole milk after lifting.’

Very interesting stuff – What do you think?

To view the entire thread go to


http://www.menshealth.com.ph/board/index.php?topic=2262.0

 
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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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So far Moo Milk have heaps of super fantastic flavours. You can’t lose with any of these babies.

So many flavors available, such as:
  • Original
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Iced Coffee
  • Banana
  • Double Strength Iced Coffee
  • and my personal favorite, Mocha.
Try them today! 

Also win some free Moo Milk vouchers when you tell us what your favorite flavor is and why.
Email us at moomilkcomps@moomilk.com

 
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The Got Milk? Campaign has been one of the largest of its time. The campaignwas an American Advertising featuring people to consume milk regularly.

This campaign has been running since 1993 to today and the support from celebrities around the globe has been ridiculously good.
Some of these celebs include:
Angelina Jolie
Ashley Tisdale
Beyonce
Billie Ray Cyrus
Chris Bown
Christian Bale
KISS
Lebron James


Really anyone you can think of has been apart of the campaign.
We salute you fine upstanding citizens.

Drink milk, and we do ‘Got Milk.’

 
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New studies have found that without Milk and Calcium in ones diet, it can effect you in negative ways.

Some of the findings have shown that one can suffer from:

Osteoporosis: Caused by the inadequate intake of calcium. Partiularly if you are female you are very likely to suffer from Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by extreme bone loss.
Colon cancer: People who drink milk regularly are less likely to develop colon cancer, studies have shown.
Blood Pressure: As a result of research found in the United States, a large intake of Vegetables, Fruits and regular calcium will lower the blood pressure than fruit on its own.
Type 2 Diabetes: Over 10 years a study was conducted on over 3,000 overweight adults and it was found that when these adults drank milk and ate dairy products the risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased in young adults.


Drink Moo Milk - Stay healthy!