Twitter ye not...it’s all bovine banter!

Photo : Ian Robinson''Can I have an account too! ''Farmer Ian Pye, from Old Holly Farm in Cabus, who has set up a twitter account for one of his cows, Lefty.
Photo : Ian Robinson''Can I have an account too! ''Farmer Ian Pye, from Old Holly Farm in Cabus, who has set up a twitter account for one of his cows, Lefty.

MMM, silage for lunch! Lefty the cow has joined the twitterati – from the comfort of her herd.

The three-year-old Holstein-Friesian was hearing so much gossip in the fields, she decided it was high time to join social network Twitter. So, armed with her “Black and White Berry” and a couple of exceptionally dexterous hooves, she started chronicling life on Old Holly Farm, Cabus.

Farmer Ian Pye, 30, who runs the farm with his brother, David, 40, is, of course, the brains behind Lefty’s musings.

He said: “She is like a 3am Girl. It is who has been seen with the bull, who is pregnant to whom – it is more like Jeremy Kyle actually.

“She also tweets about things people would not know, like the milking parlour has to be MOT’d every year.”

Ian claims Lefty is not concerned by the number of followers she gets and her tweets are never political.

In fact, she hates all politicians “except the Green Party”. But Lefty is currently pregnant and Ian believes she will soon have a more to say for herself.

He said: “She is due to have calves in a couple of weeks, and when the weather picks up and the calves go out to pasture she will become a pasture pundit.”

Ian believes having a light-hearted twitter account will help educate people about life on a farm and provide some light relief during a tough time for the industry.

He said: “With the inflationary pressures we are not getting a fair price to begin with. We are finding it difficult with everybody else in the economy.

“From our point of view it is about trying to maintain cow welfare, it is quite tough but things like this lighten our day, otherwise we could get quite depressed.”

If you would like to follow Lefty on twitter, log on to www.oldholly farm.com