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Pasture time at Röbäcksdalen

Published: 28 May 2019
A red and white cow is running on grass. Photo.

Last week it was time for the animals to be released on the pasture.

Different groups of cows got access to the green meadows during the week. Pastures are important as several birds nest there, e.g. the Västerbotten county animal the Eurasian Curlew. It is also important for insects who feed on the manure of the animals. The dairy cows will be out on pasture from end of May to the beginning of September. The younger animals can be out until October if the weather allows it.

Two red and white cows are butting heads on a field. Photo.
A bit of rough play is mandatory when introduced to pasture. Photo Johanna Wallsten.

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