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Did Nephi find cows in America?

And it came to pass that we did find upon the land of promise, as we journeyed in the wilderness, that there were beasts in the forests of every kind, both the cow and the ox, and the ass and the horse, and the goat and the wild goat, and all manner of wild animals, which were for the use of men. And we did find all manner of ore, both of gold, and of silver, and of copper.  1 Nephi 18:25

In the Book of Mormon, Nephi claimed he landed in America around 600 BC and found cows roaming around (with donkeys and goats).  However, cows are not wild.  Cows are domesticated animals that most experts believe came to America with Columbus on his second voyage in 1493.

Cows are from a variety of places:
  • Holsteins and Friesans from The Netherlands
  • Jerseys from the Isle of Jersey
  • Guernseys from the Isle of Guernsey
  • Ayrshires from the County of Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Brown Swiss from Switzerland
  • Angus from Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Simmental from the Swiss Alps of Switzerland
  • Limousin from the province of Limousin, France
  • Charolais from the province of Charoles, France
  • Murray Grey from Australia
  • Herefords from Herefordshire, England
  • Chianina from Italy
  • Gelbvieh from Bavaria, Germany
  • Wagyu from Japan
  • Brahman from Nellore, Gyr and Guzerat breeds all from India
  • Texas Longhorn originated from Spanish longhorn cattle from Spain
  • Corriente from Mexico
  • Dexters from England
None of those orginate in America (the closest would be Mexico).