|Location||Settlements and Random Enounters|
|Faction(s)||Creature Faction; FarmAnimalsFaction; PreyFaction; Spriggan Prey Faction; GiantFaction|
Cows are large, docile, domesticated animals common throughout Skyrim, especially on farms. Attacking a person's livestock will earn you a small bounty. When killed, cows can drop raw beef and cow hide.
Occasionally you may randomly encounter a cow with strange symbols on it in red or blue paint. These cows are usually following a farmer, who is bringing the cow to a giant camp as a ceremonial gift. It is possible for the farmer to be killed upon reaching the giant camp; however, if he is not attacked, he leaves for the nearest city, saying he is going to the inn, and disappears upon entering the city. In any case, the cow is left to graze among the giants, and is never killed.
With the installation of the Hearthfire add-on, you have the ability to create a cow statue on a large base in the trophy room addition of any homestead, should you choose to build it. The materials needed are: