Latest Brown Cow Stories

2009-07-01 11:40:21

A dead brown cow found washed up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island created a two-day bureaucratic impasse over whose responsibility it was to remove. The cow city workers dubbed Cuddles was reported to the city of Victoria during the weekend and staff immediately ran into trouble trying to arrange for its disposal, spokeswoman Katie Josephson told the Victoria Times-Colonist. Apparently a cow is a special animal, she said. Staff contacted the federal Department of Fisheries and...

2009-02-06 17:13:00

LONDONDERRY, N.H., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been a lonely few years for Gary Hirshberg in the rBST-free pasture. But 15 years after his Stonyfield Farm became the first dairy product maker to pay farmers not to use artificial bovine growth hormone, the field is getting crowded -- and he couldn't be more pleased. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090206/NE68046 ) "With Yoplait set to announce plans to only use milk from cows not treated with artificial bovine growth hormone,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.