The herd of cows in the field is an example of cattle.
1684 July. Mistris Dorothy Gray, Adminnestratrix of the Goods and Cattles of Mr Edward Gray, late of Plymouth, deceased, […]
Origin of cattle
- Middle English catel property, livestock from Old North French from Old Provençal capdal from Medieval Latin capitāle holdings, funds from neuter of Latin capitālis principal, original from caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition