February 8 - Moo Cow Day
The bones of cattle from 6,500 B.C. have been found in Turkey. Some authorities date their domestication even earlier, but it is generally accepted that this happened after sheep, goats, pigs and dogs were already being raised on farms. Early cattle provided meat, milk and labor to their owners. Eventually they were replaced with horses for the heavy work in the fields, so they turned into happy grazers.