These cows are really excited to be let out to pasture. Since the health of the cows is the number one priority for dairy farmers, most Holland farms keep their cows inside the barn for the winter.
So-called ‘Dancing Cow Day’ is a popular event in rural communities across northern Europe.’It’s a really life-affirming event,’ said Birgitte Nygaard, project manager from the Organic Denmark association.
Cows, despite their tendency to lumber, become almost sprightly when treated to a change of scenery. They leap, they kick, they tussle, they bellow with joy.
In Denmark, this annual spring ritual has become an informal national holiday as thousands of organic dairy cows are released into the fields.