“Boy cows.”

20 Sep

A few weekends ago, our old friend Josh came to visit the dairy. Amongst his many other wonderful traits and skills (sorry, ladies, he’s taken), Josh knows how to film and edit video.  As someone who just discovered the panoramic setting on my normal camera, this skill always amazes me. Josh makes informational videos for his adorable nieces. What a guy. And really, all kiddos should know about cows.

Josh made two videos, a “boy cow” version and a “girl cow” version, the former of which you can view below. There’s no such thing as a boy cow (it’s either a steer or a bull), but that’s how Josh introduced them to his little nieces. It’s an easier transition. Anyhoo. The Dairy Man was running late for the tour that day, so I’m the star …er… narrator of the video. My information is almost always correct—not bad for a gal who didn’t know an iota about farming until she met her Dairy Man.

As I explain, steers are male cows raised for beef. They differ from bulls in that they don’t have the parts necessary to perform bull-ish duties. We have a bunch of steers just up the hill from our house; they enjoy leering at us and mooing… all the time.


So, without further ado, enjoy this brief video introducing you to the dapper gentlemen on the dairy: the steers. They are incredibly friendly and love to lick things. And people. And cameras.

(*Disclaimer, after watching this video, the Dairy Man informed me that the steers are more like 15-18 months old. Not two years. Close, but no cigar.)

Moo.

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5 Responses to ““Boy cows.””

  1. Amy 01/24/2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Boy Cows, this cracks me up because it sounds like something my city slicker husband would say. Your father-in-law told me about this website.

    Nice Job!

    Amy (Golden Harvest Corn)

    • the modern farm wife 02/10/2012 at 9:15 am #

      Thanks, Amy! I can NOW explain the difference between heifers, cows, steers, and bulls … but it used to just be girl cows and boy cows to me. 🙂

      Glad you stopped by!

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