Cattle! The versatile surplus

Unlike some other members of the Big 5, cattle provide many important resources, such as producing milk and providing meat for human consumption.

Milk from cattle can make many products, such as butter, cheese, yogurt and many other nutritious foods.

Cattle are efficient work animals. They are strong enough to plow fields. Their hides can be made into leather, and even their dung can be used as fertilizer! Cattle are highly versatile.

Cattle were an important factor in the success of the Europeans, as they conquered The Americas. They were important for Hernan Cortes in his conquest of Mexico.

The Vikings brought the first European cattle to North America, and a conquistador named Hernan Cortes took the first Spanish cattle to modern day Mexico.

Cattle provided a surplus of meat to the conquistadors and other Europeans. The Europeans benefited from the cattle in many ways.

Cattle who can spread diseases such as, cryptosporidiosis, E.Coli, ringworm, and salmonellosis. As the Europeans had developed immunity to many of these diseases, they were able to survive while the Native Americans and other settlers died from these diseases. This definitely helped the Europeans conquer the Americas.

Cattle were a highly important resource for the Europeans as they conquered North America. Even today, cattle are important in the North American lifestyle. There are 98.4 million cattle and 60,000 dairy farms in the United States.

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