Cows stand around chewing their cud. Which means they are actually regurgitating what they have eaten to chew it again. This is because grass is very hard to brake down inside the cows gut. Bight coloured objects are unlikely to interest cows as they can not tell red from green and do not see colours as well as we do
Yes, most of the cows are artificially inseminated as this allows us to choose any bull from anywhere in the world. With this choice we are able to breed the right sort of cow for our farming system. The bull is still occasionally used in the herd to serve cows that have been difficult to get pregnant.
We calve cows for 9 months with busy periods in the spring and Autumn. We do have to keep an eye on them all the time which can be a drag but the cameras are helpful. Some herds calve all together and they would need help for a couple of months of the year.
All bulls are different. Some are mean and some are not and they can be okay one day and nasty the next. truth is you can not trust a bull so be cautious.
HI Ben, we are currently selling our milk to Tescos. When you say large- how much milk are we talking about?