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A Cow.

Cows are a common passive mobs inMinecraft. They are one of the largest passive mobs. Cows are brown or black with white spots. When killed, they drop beef (or steak if killed by fire) and/or Leather. Cows are common around Villages, Jungle Biomes, and Plains Biomes. When bred with Wheat, they produce calves.


Three Cows in a Savanna Biome.

Where they live naturally


  • Cows can be spawned in four ways: normally, /summon, spawn eggs, or shearing a Mooshroom. This ties them with Chickens for the most ways to spawn.
  • There were some old versions of cows:
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Hostile Wither SkeletonSkeletonSilverfishWitchSpider JockeyGhastMagma CubeChicken JockeyZombie VillagerEndermiteBlazeSlimeCreeperCave SpiderZombie
Neutral Spider JockeyChicken JockeyEndermanSpiderWolfLlamaIron GolemZombie Pigman
Friendly Fish (Mob)SquidOcelotChickenVillagerBatCowMooshroomHorsePigSnow GolemPigSheep
Unimplemented Friendly WitherRedstone BugGiantHumanRana
Boss WitherEnder Dragon