Recognizing baby cows

July 1, 2012

Regarding the June 24 Metro photo headlined “Back on the Farm”:

The caption says that a farmhand is feeding cows at the P.A. Bowen Farmstead. The animals depicted drinking bottled milk are clearly calves. Cows are mature animals that give birth to calves. Calves drink milk. Cows eat grass and hay.

Larry Mark, Springfield

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