BeefTalk: A Herd of Cows Is a Group of Individuals
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In many respects, the beef industry can become trapped between caring for the group and caring for the individual.
Animals are individuals. A group of animals is a commingled set of individuals. At no time do the individual animals actually become a component of a group. That is a fundamental principle that those who engage in animal husbandry come to understand.