A Cow.

Cows are a common passive mobs in Minecraft. 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.


Where they live naturally

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Three Cows in a Savanna Biome.

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A herd of Cows in an Extreme Hills Biome.


  • 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.
Hostile Wither SkeletonSkeletonSilverfishWitchSpider JockeyGhastMagma CubeChicken JockeyZombie VillagerEndermiteBlazeSlimeCreeperCave SpiderZombie
Neutral Spider JockeyChicken JockeyEndermanSpiderWolfIron GolemZombie Pigman
Friendly SquidOcelotChickenVillagerBatCowMooshroomHorsePigSnow GolemPigSheep
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