Ploughing Championships 2015

Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show, 2014 saw the most successful Championships ever with over 279,000 attendees and 1,400 delighted exhibitors!
The 84th National Ploughing Championships returns to Ratheniska, Co Laois from September 22nd – 24th 2015
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Come visit us our tent! We’ll be in Block No 3 Row No  2 Stand No 6.

Our council members will be on hand to chat and discuss the breed, answer any questions and give advice.

There will also be a selection of Pedigree Aubrac and Aubrac Crossbred Commercial cattle on display.

You can also pick up your free copy of our new Yearbook.

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Our raffle for our Ploughing Championship Fundraiser Initiative for our Pedigree Registered Aubrac maiden heifer ongoing and over the three days there will be lines of tickets available to purchase.

The lucky winner of the heifer will be chosen on Thursday 22nd of September at 4pm!

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There will also be a draw for AI Straws.

Come along & visit our tent- An opportunity not to to be missed!

Come see the Aubrac breed for yourself & meet our members!

Follow our Facebook & Twitter pages for news and photos from the event.

Tickets for the event can be booked online in advance: http://www.npa.ie/book-tickets/

For Site Map & Traffic plan see here: http://www.npa.ie/exhibitors-2/site-map-and-traffic-plan/

 

Irish Aubrac Society- Tullamore Show 2015

Irish Aubrac Society at Tullamore Show 2015

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Tullamore Show 2015 took place on Sunday 9th August. seeing over 60,000 visitors to the site this year. 

Once again, it was a great success showcasing the Aubrac breed.

Tullamore Show 2015 marked the launch of the new Irish Aubrac Yearbook publication. A lot of interest was generated with the launch, creating a good atmosphere around the Irish Aubrac Society tent. 

Tickets were also on sale for our Ploughing Championship Fundraiser initiative for a Pedigree registered Aubrac heifer which is up for raffle, this proved to be very popular with visitors to the tent. 

Several of our Irish Aubrac Council members were also on hand to provide assistance with any queries, visitors to our tent had.

This year also saw the return of judges from the French Union Aubrac, who judged all the Aubrac classes at this years’ show.

Congratulations the following breeders, who exhibited cattle at the show this year.

Our exhibitors included:

Leo Dooley & Bridget Barron –Altamont Aubracs.
Donal Quinlan & Family –Cullenwaine Aubracs.
Kelly Stephenson –Glencara Aubracs.
Francis & Jennifer Donohoe –Johnstown Aubracs,
Pj Mc Grath –Whitestown Aubracs. 

Our sponsors of classes included:

SOBAC, Humus Creator.

 Johnstown Aubracs.

 EWS Butchers.

South Leinster Aubrac Group.

 BIOGREEN.

De Buitlier Aubracs.

 Watson Trailers.


View photos of Irish Aubrac Society at Tullamore Show here.

Photo Album with  highlights of Irish Aubrac Society at Tullamore Show here.


 

Results of Aubrac Classes at Tullamore Show 2015

Class 149: Pedigree Aubrac Bull Calf born on/after 01.09.2014.

Sponsored by: SOBAC, Humus Creator.

Result- Class was cancelled on day of show.

Class 150: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer Calf Born on/after 01.09.2014

Sponsored by Johnstown Aubracs.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 1039, IE361414371608, 4th Sep 2014, Roussel AI code S833, Johnstown Emma 14

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 944, IE361414391634, 13th Nov 2014, Financier AI code S1271, Johnstown Denise 14

3. PJ McGrath
Whitestown, Stratford-on-slaney, Wicklow.
Whitestown Katie, IE391021553383, 2nd Jan 2015, Roussel, Altamont Honey

4. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Cullenwaine Khaleesi, IE301453841576, 13th Mar 2015, Duches, Ballinclea Fillipa.

 

Class 151: Pedigree Aubrac Maiden Heifer Born on/ after 01.09.2013.

Sponsored by: EWS Butchers.

1. Kelly Stephenson
Rustyduff, Donard, Co Wicklow.
Glencara Isla, IE201255550343, 11th Dec 2013, Mountain Feira, Thornmill Clodagh

2. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Altamont Jenny, IE111275080075, 6th Jan 2014, Calverstown Erogan O Shea, Adamstown Eileen

3. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Cullenwaine Jade, IE301453881398, 1st Jan 2014, Dolby, Ballinclea Fenella

4. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, co.Wexford.
Altamont Jazz, IE111275020086, 27th Jan 2014, Altamont Averyon, Altamont Fifi

Class 152: Pedigree Aubrac in-Calf Heifer (Any Age).

Sponsored by South Leinster Aubrac Group.

1. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, Co.Wexford.
Altamont Image, FR1213030251, 29th Dec 2012, Escloupeto, Fortune

Class 153: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer/ Cow with Calf at foot (Any Age)

50% Judging to Cow, 50% Judging to calf.

Sponsored by: BIOGREEN.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Denise 45, IE361414310950, 2nd Apr 2008, Mourgues Ultra, Jouve Vera

2. PJ McGrath
Whitestown, Stratford-on-slaney, Wicklow.
Altamont Honey, IE111275040047, 10th Feb 2012, Altamont Everest, Dreylands Ugochi

3. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Emma 636, IE361414331100, 24th Oct 2009, Mourgues Ultra, Johnstown Analisa 14

4. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, co.Wexford.
Altamont Histoire, FR 1532155524, 1st Jan 2012, Capitaine, Usine

 

Class 154: Best Pair of Animals.

Property of the same exhibitor and exhibited in the above classes.

Sponsored by: De Buitlier Aubracs.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Denise 45, IE361414310950, 2nd Apr 2008, Mourgues Ultra, Jouve Vera
Johnstown Emma 636, IE361414331100, 24th Oct 2009, Mourgues Ultra, Johnstown Analisa 14

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 1039, IE361414371608, 4th Sep 2014, Roussel AI code S833, Johnstown Emma 14
Johnstown Jennifer 944, IE361414391634, 13th Nov 2014, Financier AI code S1271, Johnstown Denise 14

3. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, Co.Wexford.
Altamont Image, FR1213030251, 29th Dec 2012, Escloupeto, Fortune
Altamont Histoire, FR1532155524, 1st Jan 2012, Capitaine, Usine

4. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Altamount Jenny, IE111275080075, 6th Jan 2014, Calverstown Erogan O Shea, Adamstown Eileen
Cullenwaine Jade, IE301453881398, 1st Jan 2014, Dolby, Ballinclea Fenella

 

Class 155: AIB Livestock Show Aubrac Champion.

Sponsored by: Watson Trailers.

Prizes: Champion Gold Medal, Champion Sash, Reserve Champion Silver Medal, Reserve Champion Rosette.

1. Kelly Stephenson
Rustyduff, Donard, Co Wicklow.
Glencara Isla, IE201255550343, 11th Dec 2013, Mountain Feira, Thornmill Clodagh

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Kelly Stephenson( Glencara Aubracs), Pj Mc Grath and French Judges pictured with Supreme Aubrac Champion 2015 at Tullamore Show 2015. Photo by Catherina Cunnane.

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Jouve Vera, FR1204028145, 7th Feb 2004, Besson Octave, Jouve Lucarne

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Francis & Jennifer Donohoe of Johnstown Aubracs pictured with Jouve Vera- Reserve Aubrac Champion of Tullamore Show 2015. Photo by Catherina Cunnane.

 


A selection of photos from Tullamore Show.

Bridget & Leo Dooley-Altamont Aubracs.

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Bridget & Leo in the show ring at Tullamore Show.


Donal Quinlan & Family.-Cullenwaine Aubracs.

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Kelly Stephenson -Glencara Aubracs.

 

 

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Glencara Isla from the Glencara Aubrac herd owned by Kelly Stephenson.

 


Francis & Jennifer Donohoe -Johnstown Aubracs.

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Johnstown Aubracs in the Best Pairs class.

 

 


Pj Mc GrathWhitestown Aubracs. 

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Pj McGrath of Whitestown Aubracs.

Tullamore Show 2015- Results of Pedigree Aubrac Classes

Tullamore Show 2015- Results of Pedigree Aubrac Cattle classes 2015

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Class 149: Pedigree Aubrac Bull Calf born on/after 01.09.2014.

Sponsored by: SOBAC, Humus Creator.  

Result- Class cancelled.

Class 150: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer Calf Born on/after 01.09.2014

Sponsored by Johnstown Aubracs.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 1039, IE361414371608, 4th Sep 2014, Roussel AI code S833, Johnstown Emma 14

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 944, IE361414391634, 13th Nov 2014, Financier AI code S1271, Johnstown Denise 14

3. PJ McGrath
Whitestown, Stratford-on-slaney, Wicklow.
Whitestown Katie, IE391021553383, 2nd Jan 2015, Roussel, Altamont Honey

4. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Cullenwaine Khaleesi, IE301453841576, 13th Mar 2015, Duches, Ballinclea Fillipa.

 

Class 151: Pedigree Aubrac Maiden Heifer Born on/ after 01.09.2013.

Sponsored by: EWS Butchers.

1. Kelly Stephenson
Rustyduff, Donard, Co Wicklow.
Glencara Isla, IE201255550343, 11th Dec 2013, Mountain Feira, Thornmill Clodagh

2. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Altamont Jenny, IE111275080075, 6th Jan 2014, Calverstown Erogan O Shea, Adamstown Eileen

3. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Cullenwaine Jade, IE301453881398, 1st Jan 2014, Dolby, Ballinclea Fenella

4. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, co.Wexford.
Altamont Jazz, IE111275020086, 27th Jan 2014, Altamont Averyon, Altamont Fifi

Class 152: Pedigree Aubrac in-Calf Heifer (Any Age).

Sponsored by South Leinster Aubrac Group.

1. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, Co.Wexford.
Altamont Image, FR1213030251, 29th Dec 2012, Escloupeto, Fortune

Class 153: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer/ Cow with Calf at foot (Any Age)

50% Judging to Cow, 50% Judging to calf.

Sponsored by: BIOGREEN.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Denise 45, IE361414310950, 2nd Apr 2008, Mourgues Ultra, Jouve Vera

2. PJ McGrath
Whitestown, Stratford-on-slaney, Wicklow.
Altamont Honey, IE111275040047, 10th Feb 2012, Altamont Everest, Dreylands Ugochi

3. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Emma 636, IE361414331100, 24th Oct 2009, Mourgues Ultra, Johnstown Analisa 14

4. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, co.Wexford.
Altamont Histoire, FR 1532155524, 1st Jan 2012, Capitaine, Usine

 

Class 154: Best Pair of Animals.

Property of the same exhibitor and exhibited in the above classes.

Sponsored by: De Buitlier Aubracs.

1. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Denise 45, IE361414310950, 2nd Apr 2008, Mourgues Ultra, Jouve Vera
Johnstown Emma 636, IE361414331100, 24th Oct 2009, Mourgues Ultra, Johnstown Analisa 14

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Johnstown Jennifer 1039, IE361414371608, 4th Sep 2014, Roussel AI code S833, Johnstown Emma 14
Johnstown Jennifer 944, IE361414391634, 13th Nov 2014, Financier AI code S1271, Johnstown Denise 14

3. Leo Dooley
Craan, Clonegal, Bunclody, co.Wexford.
Altamont Image, FR1213030251, 29th Dec 2012, Escloupeto, Fortune
Altamont Histoire, FR1532155524, 1st Jan 2012, Capitaine, Usine

4. Donal Quinlan
Cullenwaine, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary.
Altamount Jenny, IE111275080075, 6th Jan 2014, Calverstown Erogan O Shea, Adamstown Eileen
Cullenwaine Jade, IE301453881398, 1st Jan 2014, Dolby, Ballinclea Fenella

 

Class 155: AIB Livestock Show Aubrac Champion.

Sponsored by: Watson Trailers.

Prizes: Champion Gold Medal, Champion Sash, Reserve Champion Silver Medal, Reserve Champion Rosette.

1. Kelly Stephenson
Rustyduff, Donard, Co Wicklow.
Glencara Isla, IE201255550343, 11th Dec 2013, Mountain Feira, Thornmill Clodagh

2. Francis & Jennifer Donohoe
Johnstown, Collinstown, Mullingar, Westmeath.
Jouve Vera, FR1204028145, 7th Feb 2004, Besson Octave, Jouve Lucarne

 

Irish Aubrac New Yearbook

We will be launching our new Aubrac Yearbook at the Tullamore Show on 9th August.

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Our yearbook committee consisted of James Donnellan, Ernest Mackey, Alfie Hanbidge, Francis Butler, Denis Lenihan, Mireille McCall and Catherina Cunnane.

A special word of thanks to Richard Cavern of Cavern Design for his assistance with our publication.

A big thank you to the all our Breeders and Businesses who sponsored our new publication by placing advertisements.

Pick up your free copy & let us know what you think via Facebook, Twitter or drop us an email!

Registration Letter K for 2015

The registration letter for all Pedigree Aubrac calves born from 1st January 2015 to the 31st December 2015 (inclusive) is K.

Name suggestions

FEMALES: Katie/Katrina/ Katherine/ Kayla/ Karla/ Kathy/ Kathleen/ Kaylee / Kerry -Anne/ Kimberly/ Kirsten/ Kylie / Karen/ Keeva / Kerry/ Karol / Karina/ Karma/ Kasey/ Karolina

 

MALES: Kyle/ Keith/ Kieran/Kevin/ Kenny / Killian / Keane/ Kenneth / Kasper / Kristoff / Kush / Kenrick / Kirk / Kacey / Kingston / King / Kris / Kelvin/ Kellagh / Kavan

Irish Aubrac Society at Tullamore Show 2015!

The countdown is on until Tullamore Show 2015, which takes place on Sunday 9th August in Blueball, Co. Offaly.

We will have a stand located in the Pedigree Cattle section.

Judging commences for Aubrac Cattle classes at 10am in Ring 10.

This year’s classes includes:

Class 149: Pedigree Aubrac Bull Calf born on/after 01.09.2014.

Sponsors: SOBAC, Humus Creator.

Class 150: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer Calf Born on/after 01.09.2014

Sponsors: Johnstown Aubracs.

Class 151: Pedigree Aubrac Maiden Heifer Born on/ after 01.09.2013.

Sponsors: EWS Butchers.

Class 152: Pedigree Aubrac in-Calf Heifer (Any Age)

Sponsors: South Leinster Aubrac Group

Class 153: Pedigree Aubrac Heifer/ Cow with Calf at foot (Any Age)

50% Judging to Cow, 50% Judging to calf.

Sponser: BIOGREEN.

Class 154: Best Pair of Animals.

Property of the same exhibitor and exhibited in the above classes.

Sponsor: De Buitlier Aubracs.

Class 155: AIB Livestock Show Aubrac Champion.

(No pre-entry)

Sponsors: Watson Trailers.

Prizes: Champion Gold Medal, Champion Sash, Reserve Champion Silver Medal, Reserve Champion Rosette.

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At Tullamore Show 2015,we will be launching our new Yearbook, which is filled with many new interesting articles and news stories. Our Yearbook committee consisted of James Donnellan, Ernest Mackey, Alfie Hanbidge, Denis Lenihan, Francis Butler, Mireille Mc Call and Catherina Cunnane.

Pick up your copy of the Yearbook at the show!

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Come along, where you will get the chance to see Aubrac cattle in the flesh and meet with many of our Irish Aubrac council members, who will be there on the day to have a chat, give advice and answer any questions you may have.

Lines of tickets can also be purchased for our Pedigree Registered Aubrac heifer that is up for raffle at  €2 per line, 3 lines for €5 or 30 lines for €50.

Looking forward to seeing you all there on the day!

Follow our Twitter& Facebook Accounts throughout the day, where Catherina Cunnane will be posting live updates!


 

 We would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors of our various classes at the show this year. Without your support it wouldn’t have been made possible to hold our classes.

We would also like to wish all our breeders exhibiting in our classes, the very best of luck.

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Irish Farmers on Twitter

@IrelandsFarmers is a twitter account with an interesting initiative behind it, organised by the Agchatirl group consisting of six members – Thomas Duffy, Marita Kelly, Fionnuala Malone, Paudie O’Brien, Sarah Vanden Broeck and Lorna Sixsmith.

An #agchatirl tweetchat is  also held on Wednesday evenings 9-10pm, which involves focusing in on different topics such as farm safety, agricultual shows events ect.

Running for over a year now, seeing a total of 52 farmers tweeting from the account including 30 male farmers , 21 female farmers and a cat.

Every week, a new Irish farmer is selected to tweet on the account. The tweeting commences on the Monday morning right through until Sunday evening.

The account now has over 6,000 followers.

The IrelandsFarmers twitter account has a number of functions and aims:

  • To educate consumers about the production of food in Ireland
  • To showcase Irish farming and food production
  • To provide twitter followers with a means to ask questions and learn about the different farming practices
  • To enable farmers to network, grow their following, connect with new followers and discuss any issues important to them
  • For enjoyment – all farmers seem to enjoy tweeting for the week, taking photographs of their farm, answering questions, inviting discussion.

Two Irish Aubrac breeders have tweeted on the account so far-Shane Mc Auliffe and Catherina Cunnane.

If any of our breeders are interesting in curating for the week, (which we would strongly advise) tweet the Agchatirl team- @agchatirl, or send Lorna Sixsmith an email- lorna@irishfarmerette.com

Read more on Lorna Sixsmith’s blog: See here

Irish Aubrac Society on Twitter

In July 2015, the Irish Aubrac Society began using Twitter to engage more with those on the network and to become involved in discussions with others about the Aubrac breed. Also to offer tips, advice, and assistance to those who require it, with rapid responses.

We will be using the account to update with it with as results and photos from Agricultural Shows, our Show & Sales,farm open days and many more events. Follow us to discover news as its happening!

We will also continue to post this content on our Facebook page: Irish Aubrac Society.

Twitter is an information network made up of 140-character messages called Tweets. It’s an easy way to discover the latest news.

Twitter contains valuable information. Messages from users you choose to follow will show up on your home page for you to read. It’s like being delivered a newspaper whose headlines you’ll always find interesting – you can discover news as it’s happening, learn more about topics that are important to you, and get the inside scoop in real time.

To join twitter, you can do so either from your laptop, by visiting www.twitter.com/signup 

You can also download the Twitter app on your smartphone and use it from there.

You can follow us over on @IrishAubrac and use #Aubrac in your tweets too!

If any of our Breeders are interesting in using Twitter or Facebook, but have any questions or queries or need help getting started up, contact Catherina ( catherina@aubrac.ie)

De Buitlier Aubrac Open Day

A farm walk was held on the farm of De Buitlier Aubrac, Culvin Streete, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 4th July 2015.

The event saw over seventy people pass through its’ gates throughout the evening.

On display were Pedigree Aubrac cattle and Commercial Crossbred cattle with Aubrac Crossbred calves at foot. The farm also has a number of progeny bred by French AI Bulls.

The De Buitlier Aubrac herd are also participating in the Irish Aubrac Breed Development Programme and the G€N€ Ireland Maternal Beef Breeding Programme.

Our Society Ploughing Championship Fundraiser Raffle draw was launched at the event  and a large number of lines were purchased.

Photos from the event

The Butler family were very impressed with the large turnout and wish to thank all those who travelled from both near and far to attend the event.A great evening was had by all.

Progressive Genetics/ NCBC/ Munster AI Photo Competition

Just to inform our breeders- Progressive Genetics are holding a photo competition – Cow & Calf, all animals entered must be sired by Progressive Genetics (Munster AI/NCBC) sires. These sires include Duches, Perlou, Rockhill Urbano and Turin.

Entries must be submitted before  15th August with as many details as possible such as calving difficulty, calving interval, age of first calving etc, plus Star Ratings if possible.

Entries can me made via Facebook, Twitter with the hashtag #PGILphoto or you can email Ross Hamilton ( Progressive Genetics) rhamilton@progressivegenetics.ie

The prize will be dependent on number of entries – a voucher for AI or domestic DIY straws – min €50 voucher.

More details on the Progressive Genetics website, see here.

Last year’s winner of the NCBC All Ireland Photo competition winner was ‘Rockhill Cara’ entered by Joseph & Catherina Cunnane, Derrybrack Aubracs, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo.

We would encourage as many as our breeders as possible to enter this photo competition, as entering will promote your herd, the Aubrac breed and some of the bulls.

Here are some top tips for taking photographs of cattle- Get snapping!

A great animal can look poor in a badly taken photo use the below guide to enable you to take better photos.

A picture says a thousand words:
1. Time: Early or late, the middle of the day is not great! Cloudy days work better than bright clear days.
2. Keep the sun behind you. Stand where your shadow does not fall into the picture.
3. Fill the photo with the whole animal – don’t have bits cut-off.
4. Have the “cow” going uphill. Cattle photograph much better when their front legs are higher than their back legs.
5. It is best for the camera to be lower than the centre of the “cow”. Get down on the ground if necessary. Never take a picture with the camera higher than the cow. It makes them look small (butty).
6. The background of your picture is important, a cow standing in a green pasture.