Cows are large and fatty, nougat brown animals, they can be identified by having 2 horns and a very thick body.
Habitat and Population
Cows can only be found on Mainland, in two herds of 3 in the meadows between the mountains and caves.
Cows roam about the fields, stopping every few seconds to 'eat' grass (though there is no animation) and change directions. They strive to stay near their spawn point, making them hard to transport.
Cows will run away if they are attacked, but this depends on how many times you damage it. If you damage it once, it will only run away once, and then return to wandering; if they are damaged twice, they will keep running away, etc.
Cows are relatively easy to kill, if you are equipped with a steel sword or greater you can easily one hit them if you hit on the head, the old strategy of using the wood seat to mount on it to kill it is patched, a great way to mass kill cows are using cacti walls.
Cows drop raw beef when killed. It is the best meat in the game and is also considered one of the best foods in the game. It's best to cook it, since eating 6 portions of raw meat will probably kill you. When cooked, it has 6 portions and restores 15 hunger points per portion, making a total of 90 hunger points restored.