The definition of a 'down' cow varies but perhaps the simplest one is "a cow that is recumbent (lying down) and unable to stand".
Dates for the diary : Beef Meeting, Medicine Handling Course, Calf Course and Lambing Course
The first of 6 featurettes aired on the BBC's Countryfile last Sunday.
Tuesday 20th March - The Painted Horse in work, with international dressage rider Abbie Newbury
Mastitis is a wide-ranging disease that all dairy farmers will experience at some point.