Why don’t our cows look like those in the American westerns?
Did you know that all cows have to be de-horned at an early age in the UK unlike elsewhere?
Don’t worry it’s done with local anaesthetic and is a quick and simple procedure. Every so often though one can slip through.
The horns are removed as they present a danger to other cows and farm workers and can lead to cows getting stuck in railings etc. leading to traumatic removal of horns. This is awful for the cow and farmer.