CAPTION: These are some peaceful bovines laying in the pasture at an Amish farm in Adams County, Ohio. They are already laying down, no tipping needed!
Cow tipping has been floating around the urban legendsphere for years. Not sure whanyone would want to sneak up on a poor bovine and give it a shove, but that's what cow-tipping supposedly is. The cows stand there like cardboard cut-outs and wait for some drunk or bored college kids to come tip them over. Sounds like something a college kid would do, but, the reality of tipping a cow is more myth than anything according to some recent articles running on the newswires.
But Lancaster County Amish farmer Sam Stoltzfus says "not so fast." At least among the Amish a form of cow-tipping does exist and it is not for cruel amusement. Read about Sam Sloltfuz's version of cow-tipping here.
Interesting article..wish I had known this 4 years ago. We lost a nice Jersey to twisted stomach. She had just freshened and was down. We treated for milk fever(which jerseys are prone to),but she didn't respond as expected. I called the vet,but she was unavailable. Another long-time farmer came and helped,us.He suspected a twisted stomach. The cow rallied some,but when I returned to the barn a few hours later,she had died. We would have gladly tried tipping her if we had known! At least if it ever happens again,we would have a chance.