The Cows

The Cows

We have two cows at Deen City Farm, they are called Meg and Brie and are Shetland cows, a small bread from Scotland. Our pair are half sisters, Meg is black and white and she is the oldest, while Brie is all black. Shetland cows have been identified as at risk by the Rare Breed Survival Trust. Our cows are quite new to the farm so they are a little shy but they are getting used to being hand fed grass nuts. Always be careful when you are near our cows, as they both have small upswept horns.

Many people also think that cows have four stomachs, which isn’t true. They have one stomach, but it’s a bit more complicated then ours and actually has four different “sections” in it! These are the Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum and the Abomasum. All these different parts help the cows to be very efficient when it comes to breaking down their food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about the other animals on the farm!