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Title The Private Life Of: Cows - Ep 2 of 3 / Director: Ho, Jude
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary Farmer Jimmy Doherty turns his attention to cows in his quest to discover more about the farmyard animals we all take for granted. He learns that there is a lot going on behind those big brown eyes and despite 'bovine' meaning slow or stupid, cows are far from that. He discovers cows were domesticated 10,000 years ago and descend from the auroch which is now extinct. They organise themselves in herds and a new cow to the herd has a series of movements to establish her dominance in it.At Chillingham Estate, Northumberland, a herd of cows has been left to run wild for 700 years. The bulls in the herd have to compete with others to mate with the cows.In the wild, cattle need to look out for predators and their eyes can see through a 320 degree arc and are very sensitive to movement. They always try to keep a safe distance from any potential threat. Every cow has an invisible flight zone around it.More than 1000 people have been injured by cows over the past 10 years in the UK - more than by a bull. Most of these have been when walking through paddocks with dogs.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Series Producer: Colin Cameron. Directed by Ishbel Hall, Jude Ho and Clare Fisher for BBC2 UK
Event Broadcast 2011-11-15 at 18:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Cattle -- Anatomy.
Cows -- Behavior.
Cows -- Breeding.
Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds.
England -- Northumberland.
Form Streaming video
Author Doherty, Jimmy, host
Ho, Jude, director