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UK: Cambridge’s uddergraduates: The cows that roam our city

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While the cows roam Cambridge as part of a sustainable farming strategy, their impact goes far beyond their contribution to the dinner plateHannah Mawardi for Varsity.

Lola Frisby Williams investigates why the beloved Cambridge cows are here, and what happens to them when they disappear

June 15, 2024


While the cows are a staple of the city through spring and summer, they suddenly disappear in the winter months. Angelika explained to me that they are sent to what she terms a “bed and breakfast” at a farm near Royston. They are kept indoors and fed local silage (a kind of moist and fermented hay). If left on the Commons over the winter, the repeated weight of the cows’ hooves pressing into wet ground creates unfavourable conditions for both locals and the cows themselves.

Yet while the cows roam Cambridge as part of a sustainable farming strategy, their impact goES far beyond their contribution to the dinner plate: “One of them just came over and tried to eat my bike lock”, Yifei told me. He’d just finished his exams and was relaxing in the sun by Coe Fen. “I don’t really care, Cambridge is a city with lots of green spaces and the cows being here really represents that.” Yifei is one of many students I have spoken to who are more than happy to share the city with these animals.

While on a mission to investigate the cows for myself, I spotted two gentlemen on a stroll along the river, coffee cups in hand. They are unperturbed by the herd just metres away. I stopped them to ask their opinions on Cambridge’s cows. “They’re beautiful,” one said. I asked if their opinions changed when they learned they could buy the meat of these cows at the market on a Sunday. “Well, steak is one of life’s great pleasures!” he remarked.

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