I recently saw this article posted by Art Einsky called "Why Cow Nappies, Udder Nonsense". I thought it was just another silly post, but when I started reading - I thought... this is ridiculous.
So the short and long of it is... the European Union Environmental Laws has determined that cow poo; is too toxic to let it fall on the ground anymore and has set forth laws, yes laws -that require farmers to place "nappies" on their cows, while grazing them out in the fields. Apparently the law indicates this only has to be done if you are grazing cows on slopes with a 15% gradient or more. But in the Alpine farm region... this is a bit of a people. It's the mountains!
Johann Huber's family has owned their farm on the slopes of Gmund am Tergernese for over 400 years. Their cows have always happily fertilized their slopes. But with this new enactment Huber started placing his own homemade "nappies" on his cows to be on the side of caution.
What do you think of this udder nonsense? Share your two cents in the comments below..