Guidance, thoughts and
Crossing a field with
Headys Farm have posted a
brilliant video offering guidance on how to cross a field with cows in. You can watch it here.
If the cows have calves some
suggest you should make sure you do not get in between a cow and her calf as this can stress the cow into
action. Similarly, iIf there is a bull
in the field make sure he knows you are there but do not make any sudden moves or noises to spook
They also advise that when
crossing a field with a dog, you should keep the dog on a lead but if the cows look like they will
charge the dog let the lead go. The dog should be able to escape unharmed as you retreat in a
different direction so the cows don't turn their attention to you.
Generally therefore, when
crossing a field with livestock in, do stay calm but be aware and be prepared to take evasive action if
necessary. Stay safe.
As a regular walker with us, Colin Kent strikes
us all as such a gentle man. If only we knew!! Here's evidence of him leaping through
flames and over other people just to get to his next walk! Will nothing stop
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opening in a new window.)