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What? No cows in the image? What a load of boll-ox.

"Here's the beef!"
Male Tauren, World of Warcraftnote 

From the farms and plains of the rural United States, to the arenas of Spain, to the mazes of Ancient Greece, bovines have a lot of tropes to yak on and on about. You might be calling bull on that, but it's the truth. If you've got a beef with that, take it somewhere else or get ready to cow-tow, but everyone else, this is where we steak our claim. This is where we make our moo-ve. This is where all the tropes about bovines can be found.

The title is inspired by Bart Simpson's Character Catchphrase.

For tropes about another farm animal, see And on That Index He Had Some Pigs. Despite their names, the "cow" Milking the Giant Cow is a metaphor, and Drop the Cow is referring to anything silly happening to fill a lull, which can include dropping cows. Then there is the Sacred Cow which while based on important cattle in certain myths is more associated with something that can't be criticized.

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  • Aliens Steal Cattle: Cows are a frequent victim of alien abduction.
  • Beastly Bloodsports: Animals in fights to the death, for human entertainment. While it's not exclusively bullfighting, it's still frequently bullfighting.
  • Beef Bandage: A frozen steak or slab of beef is used as a makeshift ice pack.
  • Bicolor Cows, Solid Color Bulls: Cows are multicolor, bulls are not.
  • Brutish Bulls: Bulls portrayed as being bad-tempered, aggressive, and ready for a rampage.
  • Bull Seeing Red: Bulls going berserk upon seeing the color red.
  • Cattle Drive: Transporting a herd of cattle from the ranch to the market.
  • Constantly Lactating Cow: Cows and other livestock are always ready for milking.
  • Cowboy: The archetypical character of The Western. The original definition of which is someone who tends to a ranch's cattle herd.
  • Cow Tipping: Allegedly, knocking over a sleeping cow renders them helpless.
  • Desert Skull: An animal skull, usually a bovine one, seen in the desert, showcasing that the heat and/or dryness of the desert can be deadly. The rest of the body is optional.
  • Diligent Draft Animal: Draft animals (including oxen and water buffalo) portrayed as hard-working, determined, and having high endurance.
  • Eastern Zodiac: The ox is the second animal of the zodiac.
  • Horn Attack: Bovines use their horns as their main way of attacking and defending themselves.
  • Lactating Male: A male mammal that can produce milk. Not exclusive to male cows*, but they're a common subject.
  • Our Minotaurs Are Different: Anthropomorphic bovines.
  • The Rustler: An evil cowboy who steals cattle and horses.
  • Shedu and Lammasu: Creatures from Mesopotamian myth who resemble winged bulls with human heads.
  • Toros y Flamenco: Stereotypical portrayals of Spain and adjacent countries. Expect plenty of bulls, and bullfighters.
  • Western Zodiac: The second sign is Taurus (Bull).