The Secret Life of Cows

The Secret Life of Cows

by Rosamund Young


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Cows can love, play games, bond and form strong, life-long friendships. They can sulk, hold grudges, and they have preferences and can be vain. All these characteristics and more have been observed, documented, interpreted and retold by Rosamund Young based on her experiences looking after the family farm's herd on Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England. Here the cows, sheep, hens and pigs all roam free. There is no forced weaning, no separation of young from siblings or mother. They seek and are given help when they request it and supplement their own diets by browsing and nibbling leaves, shoots, flowers and herbs. Rosamund Young provides a fascinating insight into a secret world - secret because many modern farming practices leave no room for displays of natural behavior yet, ironically, a happy herd produces better quality beef and milk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525557319
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 340,797
Product dimensions: 5.47(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Rosamund Young farms with her family on what has been described as the most organic, self-sufficient farm in the UK where all the animals are free range including the cows.

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