Long Life Cow Award

Ballydrum Celsius Betty recently won the Northern Ireland "Long Life Cow Award" -- for the fourth time. When I first saw this, I assumed it meant she was an extremely old cow, and I thought it was odd there was an annual cow longevity contest. But no, it seems that the Long Life Cow Award is more like a lifetime achievement award for cows, given to cows who consistently produce a large amount of high-quality milk.

Ballydrum Celsius Betty is only 15 yrs old, which isn't even particularly old for a cow, since cows often reach the age of 20. Apparently the oldest cow on record is Big Bertha, who lived to be 49. After her death she was stuffed and is now on display somewhere in Beaufort, County Kerry.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 04, 2013
     Category: Farming | Cows

i think it's supposed to be most productive cow award 😊
Posted by Bimbel private Jakarta on 08/04/13 at 12:14 PM
It's a "long life" award because every time the price of milk drops and the price of hamburger goes up, farmers look at their herd *real* close.

Those cows which give the most/best milk with the least trouble have a long life.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/05/13 at 12:20 AM
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