no. just as human females continue to produce milk indefinitely (as long as they are 'using' their mammary glands) after bearing children, a female cow only needs to have one baby.So, does a cow have to produce a new calf every year or so?
Yes, absolutely.Originally posted by carbonwafer
So, I guess that lacto-vegetarians are contributing to the problem?
That's true..... most meat comes from "spent" dairy Cows (I can't recall the percentage, but it is high).Originally posted by misanthropy
Also, I've read that when their milk production wanes (I think around 4 years of age) they get shipped off to be slaughtered.
The dairy industry seems to feed the meat industry in more ways than one.