If you travel the country you'll hear different dialects and references. I live in Cajun country. Almost half my friends and people I shoot with are oil field workers. The other half are farmers and ranchers. I can go ten minutes down the road and see all the cows you want on one side of the road and all the sugar cane on the other side of the road. I'm riding horses at least once a month - trail rides, Mardi Gras, and round ups. I'm willing to bet my "neighborhood" looks a little different than Wisconsin. We don't have much dairy industry down here because of the soil but that same soil helps breed a lot of beef cows. My neighbors in Texas also refer to their cattle as cows. When we talk "cows" down here everyone assumes we're talking beef and not dairy. This whole conversation started because I just wanted to educate Boogie about animals having more than one label.
Hope you're safe from the storm in Florida.