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    The University of Wisconsin is running a research project in SW Wisconsin with Highlands. They will happily eat invasive weeds etc and thrive doing it. This is an attempt to control invading plants without chemicals.
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    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Garlic ginseng and Canadian thistle I believe. Darn Canadians.

    If they are real Wisconsin Cows they could go into overtime at Lambeau in the middle of a snow storm.

    Tofu...ask me no questions and I tell you no lies...
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Highland cattle

    Like most things Scottish, they are hardy, ornery, will eat anything and don't suffer fools. Definitiely not Purina cake eaters!!!

    Breeze

    PS I've tipped a few dairy cows in my day. lol.

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    Spotted Cows are my favorite

    You forgot to mention one of my favorite herds, the New Glarius Spotted Cow. I just wish we could get them in Indiana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marK11LT
    not really dairy farms were great fun as kids
    riding cows, jumping out of hay lofts, hiding in the corn

    it wasn't until we got we got older that we got got recruited to help on them....
    I've heard that they can be tipped if you catch them sleeping. Wisconsin college students have been know to do this to avoid the boredom.
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    I'm with GoatShed on the Spotted Cow!

    I also really like this specialised breed known as the RennKuh:
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    And last January I was in New Glarus and met this cow...Hmmm, black jacket, little puddin-bowl on her head...must be a Harley-ridin' cow- no wonder she didn't want to talk to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Veg
    And last January I was in New Glarus and met this cow...Hmmm, black jacket, little puddin-bowl on her head...must be a Harley-ridin' cow- no wonder she didn't want to talk to me!
    I'll bet she didn't wave either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1ka
    Brown Swiss came to the United States from Switzerland in 1869. They are solid brown varying from very light to dark. They weigh 1,500 pounds when mature.
    This is where chocolate milk comes from!!! (City kids may not get this, country kids might)

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    I saw a toolbox sticker at a bodyshop that said "Come to Wisconsin and smell our dairy air"...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beers
    This is where chocolate milk comes from!!! (City kids may not get this, country kids might)
    thats the cows my wife's grandfather raised

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    Cow Tour

    Looks like the beginning of a Cow Tour!!! I say that we should put Ballen and M1Ka in charge. Ballen can work on the Rally Recogniton Swag and Stage Announcements--I suggest some large Teat Pins. M1Ka can plot the route to include every breed of dairy cow existing in Wisconsin. We're on to something here. "Wisconsin----It's not just about the Cheese!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callmethebreeze
    Looks like the beginning of a Cow Tour!!! ...I suggest some large Teat Pins... plot the route to include every breed of dairy cow existing in Wisconsin. We're on to something here. "Wisconsin----It's not just about the Cheese!"

    Breeze
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callmethebreeze
    Like most things Scottish, they are hardy, ornery, will eat anything and don't suffer fools. Definitiely not Purina cake eaters!!!

    Breeze

    PS I've tipped a few dairy cows in my day. lol.

    in scotland they're "coo's" i accidentally hit one with a rock once hiking in the hills behind where i went to school in stirling scotland

    and about this "cow tipping" thing, i'm not certain it's legit, any cow i've ever seen sleeping does it lying down, my best friend's dad growing up had the only farm in the city and he regards cow tipping as complete and utter bs.............

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    Did the "coo" throw the rock back or just run your ass down??? How does one accidently hit a 1200 pound animal with a rock? Were you sober?

    Yes, cow tipping is an urban legend but still fun to think about. Sort of on par with a snipe hunt. Google "cow tipping" and see what you come up with. "Cow tipping" for us was code for driving out in the country while drinking mass quantities of beer. No longer recommended.

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