Permaculture forum: Permaculture cows

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hazelnut
Jul 18, 2013 7:41 AM CST
http://permaculturenews.org/2013/07/12/the-great-escape/

Who says there is no such thing as cow language?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 18, 2013 7:51 AM CST

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Much of the "joyous" behavior they are showing in this video is actually aggressive behavior between cows that have not yet established a pecking order.

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hazelnut
Jul 18, 2013 1:07 PM CST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_qdSxF1DCk

Here's another one from You Tube that purports to show the same thing. Jumping for joy. What? These cows look almost sedated to me!

Anyhow. Im glad the permaculture cows got let out of the barn.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 18, 2013 1:26 PM CST

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Calm, gentle cows is the way I like 'em. I'm never comfortable when they jump and kick and I don't think they are jumping for joy. But that's just me. There are people out there who let their toddlers run with their cows and I believe they are out of their mind. Confused

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hazelnut
Jul 19, 2013 6:37 AM CST
Back home in Northern Michigan, it was always my job--with my collie dog, Dickie--, to go with the cows from the barn yard to the pasture. They really didn't need me--they knew where to go. I was probably 7 or 8 when I started that job. I also tried to ride the cows when they were in the barn. And that I wouldn't advise to anyone. Cows do not like to be ridden, and they wouldn't mind shaking you off and stomping on you.

My sister was even more adventurous than me. She not only rode the cows, she also rode the pigs!

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