Cows jump for joy after seeing grass for the first time in months

The animals are outside again after being kept indoors due to wet weather

Jack Webb
Thursday 19 April 2018 15:50 BST
Cows in County Antrim literally jump for joy

A herd of cows has been filmed supposedly jumping with joy as they venture outside for the first time in nine months at a farm in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Due to wet weather, and fears the soaked ground could cause the animals harm, the cattle had been kept inside by farmer Steven Houston since July 2017.

The clip, which shows the group cautiously heading out onto the lush grass before bounding off, was originally posted to Facebook where it was viewed more than 75,000 times.

Delighted social media users commented on the video in their hundreds.

“How lucky our Irish cows are to experience wonderful moments like this,” wrote one viewer.

Another said: “Very happy cows, been such a long winter on animals and farmers, hopefully very soon lots more farmers will be able to do the same.”

It comes as the UK enjoys record high temperatures for this time of year with temperatures soaring to higher than 27C in some places.

The record-high 27.9C recorded in Northolt, London, made it the hottest April day in 70 years.

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