Cows are arguably the coolest animals on the farm.
From the way they casually chew their cud, to that doe-eyed look of love they give you in the parlour every day.
To celebrate our bovine friends’ udderly cool credentials, we asked our readers to share their favourite cow photos, from the cute to the funny and everything in between.
Seven winners were chosen, each winning a temperature humidity index meters courtesy of Cargill.
These THI meters can monitor the conditions in a cattle shed to indicate when cows are experiencing heat stress.
With more than 260 entries, selecting seven favourites wasn’t easy.
Here are the top shots.
1. Jumping for joy
Rachel Smith took this fun shot in March when the cows were being turned out on the farm in Leicestershire.
2. Down time
This super-cute photo of baby Sadie with her favourite calf was entered by Mark Fitton.
3. Highland roadblock
More little farmer cuteness with Rory and his new Highland calf.
The photo was entered by his dad, Darren Crockford.
4. Chill time
This is one cool cow.
Wiltshire-based Katie Gough took this snap while bringing the cows in.
5. Like mother, like daughter
This rather sweet photo of little and large was uploaded by Jenni Lewis.
6. Bovine beauty
This wonderful shot was entered by Rhonda Newsham of the Drimnin Estate in north-west Scotland.
It shows farm manager John Davidson admiring the view with his cow companions.
7. Happy Herefords
Susan James entered this joyful photo of father and son taking a rather laid back approach to halter training.