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25th May 2012, 17:14
Seems that 5 or 6 cows located in the U.S State of Massachusetts - the town of Boxford to be precise - decided to leave their humble farm for, er, greener pastures.

They crashed a backyard party last weekend, making a bee's line for the beer. Each cow tipped over a can of brew and began lapping it up. Once one can was finished, another one was knocked over and lapped up as well. Once finished, the cows trotted over to the trash cans in search of more of the suds!

A police escort brought the cows back home to their farm located about 1 mile from the crashed backyard party.

Damn beer-swilling, party-crashing, drunken cows. Have they no shame?

For a home-made video of the cow party:

U.S. News - Beer-guzzling cows crash backyard party (http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/25/11878013-beer-guzzling-cows-crash-backyard-party?lite)

25th May 2012, 17:31
Are they Cows or Bulls, they look like bulls to me, in that case I see nothing wrong on what they have done, If they are cows, then they are from Newcastle

Milo Minderbinder
25th May 2012, 18:49
Young Belted Galloways bulls (or bullocks)

Typical behaviour of Scots males

25th May 2012, 18:50
Were they "Wagyu" cattle?

25th May 2012, 22:38
what a MOOOOOOOOOOOO'ving tale.

25th May 2012, 22:44
In my yoof I must have shovelled tons of spent grains for cattle feed delivered hot from Robinsons brewery by Cressys of Wilmslow.

Now I just drink the stuff!

25th May 2012, 23:45
Anyone interested in a hillarious episode of wildlife on the syrup should view:

Beautiful People (1974) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071143/)

By the late Jamie Uys.

26th May 2012, 00:46
Back in an earlier lifetime, one of the local pig farmers had a sow who was very excitable and used to trample her newly born and almost helpless piglets whilst trying to defend them from imaginary predators.

This behaviour was modified successfully by feeding her a large bottle of beer (probably VB or Fosters) at the onset of labour. Everyone was happy thereafter and the percentage of piglet survivors rose to a very satisfactory and profitable level.

Solid Rust Twotter
26th May 2012, 06:14
Best pork chops I ever tasted were from pigs fed on spent grains from the local brewery.

26th May 2012, 06:24
Aren't the renowned Kobe Beef [probably the most expensive and tender beef steaks in the world] fed brewery grains and beer too?

Raymond Blanc has a sobering article that has opened my eyes [when in Japan I ate my fair share of Kobe beef...]

I've Got a Beef with Kobe - Raymond Blanc: Le Blog (http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/raymond-blanc-le-blog/2010/07/your-menu-can-be-an.html)

B Fraser
26th May 2012, 07:03
"Kobe" is a method and is not restricted to a breed or area. I had half an idea of raising Kobe Highland beef as a hobby which would involve shaking a tin of Asda bitter over the cattle feed each day and giving the animals a scratch behind the ear.

I would challenge the notion that Kobe is the best. I used to frequent an Argentinian restaurant in London as their steaks were first class. Irish beef is in the same league.

26th May 2012, 07:13
Beef up in Whisky country are fed on the waste products.

And it tastes marvelous as well.

Solid Rust Twotter
26th May 2012, 10:03
Zim beef used to be among the best in the world. Sadly, no more.:(

Takan Inchovit
26th May 2012, 10:09
AS with most gate-crashers have a hide, but they shoulda' hoofed it before the law arrived.

26th May 2012, 15:57
Best beef I've ever tasted was out on a pastoral station in the wilds of the Gascoyne in Western Australia.

Virtually wild cattle, picked out and dropped with one bullet from afar so no stress, butchered and then hung in the cool room until all eaten. I must have been party to one of the last bits. I cannot describe the taste and texture - simply superb.

26th May 2012, 17:17
This has GOT to be the funniest thread I've seen on Pprune.

I never even knew that cows LIKE beer.

We never got that many in my local.

26th May 2012, 18:09
I've heard of horses entering pubs to get beer.

Milo Minderbinder
26th May 2012, 19:13
Loads of drunk fat cows in the pubs round here every saturday night
My dentist calls them once-a-weekers
He reckons they wash once a week, put their makeup on once a week, clean their teeth once a week and go out and get f***ed once a week

27th May 2012, 01:12
Zim beef used to be among the best in the world

I lived/dined in a Lodge south of Kwekwe a few years ago, gained a paunch I've never lost as a result... well that and the Pies... :E

27th May 2012, 01:41
Santo Beef, from Espirto Santo Vanuatu......sublime steak

27th May 2012, 04:45
absolutely cute!
My Mom used to have a cow who ate all the cigarette-butts she could find on her way to the pasture.
Another one fancied smoked fish, and one was crazy about onions.
And still another one used to 'stab' all the haysacks (with her horns) this side of the horizon. Once we almost got past one... and then she run back and did it.
Cows are interesting.

Loose rivets
27th May 2012, 07:02
I always drove too fast when I wuz a youngster. I came upon a cow minding its own business in the middle of a B road. Nice road it was, all arched in Elms. I looked at it, and it looked at me, then turned and jumped over a hedge.

When I say a hedge, I mean a proper one that farmers make. Hawthorn and at least 6' high. Just couldn't believe my eyes. I think there's a real possibility they can jump over the moon.:)

Clare Prop
27th May 2012, 09:04
Many hours in my English youth with frozen fingers spent shovelling brewers' grains for Jersey cows...they also did very well on cider vinegar and loved molasses in a big tub with a ball on top like a roll-on deodorant.lick lick lick mmm very happy cows. But I've never seen them looking drunk unless they had milk fever.

If you've ever been licked by a cow you'll know they have tongues like sandpaper.


27th May 2012, 11:13
I often dream of going down to the Daughters place in Cornwall
and buying a couple of cows just for the company for the horses.

Everyone else thinks it's not a good idea.
But I LOVE cows.

I wonder if they like homebrewed beer?

diesel addict
27th May 2012, 16:27
I know that cows like newly applied cellulose paint !

Made the mistake of leaving the old Dolomite in a pasture whilst fishing.
I had re-sprayed it three weeks earlier . . .
I can also confirm the abrasive qualities of the bovine tongue . . .

They had licked every (expletive) square inch - the car was covered in dried slobber, and the finish was totally ruined.