March’s photo of the month.

Every month I choose a photograph from Flickr to appear here.  Hopefully something interesting and informative.

Cow Yoga


By Your Teacher

This month’s photo is one of mine, It’s called “Cow Yoga.”   It shows a couple of Highland cattle or kyloe. They are an ancient Scottish breed of beef cattle with long horns and long wavy pelts which are coloured black, brindled, red, yellow or dun.   he breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and western isles of Scotland.  Highlands are a hardy breed due to the rugged nature of their native Scottish Highlands, which has high rainfall and strong winds. They both graze and browse and eat plants other cattle avoid. The meat tends to be leaner than most beef, as highlands get most of their insulation from their thick shaggy hair rather than subcutaneous fat. The coat also makes them a good breed for cold Northern climates.   Although groups of cattle are generally called herds, a group of highlands is known as a fold. They were also known as kyloes in Scots.

It was taken in a field by the river Rhine and shows two Highland Cattle doing their stretching exercises.

The caption on the photo reads, “A couple of Highland cattle in the middle of Germany doing yoga. It can’t get weirder than this.”