I visited the Aveyron again to check out some cows for sale. I’m in the market for some mother cows or first time heifers to be giving birth this spring and some younger animals for meat or motherhood.
Here is their cowshed in action. It is an old-style one with the chained mother cows and the evacuateur behind them. Still, it is light and airy and even the roof is insulated since it gets much colder in the Aveyron than in the Gers.
The heifers are in stabulation libre on the other side of the shed. These girls are between 7 and 12 months old.
There’s another visit to a Salers farm planned for later this week which will be a great chance to compare cow qualities and farming methods.