Moving The Cows Across The Street (with Video)

Normally I move the cows by myself, but when it is a more complicated move, Polyface will send a crew over to help.  A few weeks ago the cows needed to move across the street so Daniel came over with his sons, Travis and Andrew.  In this case, Travis and Andrew were responsible for keeping the cows from going where they weren’t supposed to go. It is hard to see them in the video, but they are using polywire electric fencing strung across the road to keep the cows from going up the street. Although the polywire is not electrified, the cows still respect it and it is an effective tool for guiding them where they need to go. You will see Daniel run in front of the cows to lead them to their new paddock and you will hear him and Travis calling them several times (coweeeee!).  Here is a video of the action:





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About Heather Juda

Heather was born in Atlanta, GA, but spent 19 years in Colorado before moving to Virginia. She came to Polyface for the 2012 internship and has stayed on as the first female apprentice. She became interested in the food industry when she was in high school, and over the years sought to eat in a healthier way through community gardening, hunting and supporting local farmers. She had a very blessed and “comfortable” life in Colorado complete with a good IT career and condo, but on a calling from the Lord, she left it all to start a new life in farming at Polyface. She looks forward to seeing what the Lord has planned for the future and hopes to use what she learns at Polyface to provide healthy food for people!

4 Responses to Moving The Cows Across The Street (with Video)

  1. Patti says:

    Thank you for this video! It brings tears to my eyes from just missing this life so much! How can someone not see the beauty and amazement?! 🙂

  2. Jessica T says:

    Just watched it, then again with my 10 yr old daughter. Thanks for the video, we loved it!

  3. Cheryl says:

    So peaceful. No screaming or hollering to get those cows to move. They knew there were was good grass at the end. I could watch that over and over.

  4. Jubilee says:

    I like this post, Heather. 🙂 Miss you.