Cattle have been of vital importance for humanity due to both their spread all over the world and presence throughout almost all of human history.
There are still cattle living in the wild but they are mostly domestic animals today. Roughly more than one billion cattle live on earth as domestic animals, which are altogether more animals than people living in Europe.
In many countries cattle represent a valuable benefit for people, above all as a source of food. In Europe, cattle are kept as livestock on farms.