Herd of fugitive cows frustrates tiny village in Canada

Published: 7 December 2022

A herd of approximately two dozen heifers spooked during a thunderstorm has been wandering through the countryside east of Montreal since July. All attempts to capture the heifers have fallen short, and the herd has survived by eating unharvested corn and other field crops and drinking from streams in the area.

According to Elsa Vasseur (AnSci), the NSERC/Novalait/Dairy Farmers of Canada/Valacta Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle, “given the young age of the escapees – heifers do not yet need to be milked – means that their main concern is finding food.”

If you’d like to know more about what is being done to return these heifers to their home-farm, read the article in Aljazeera

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