Yeo Valley organic make a giant cow on the hill out of cow poo

A Giant Cow on the Hill? Udderly fantastic!

Wednesday 25th September 2019

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, we’ve been talking cow poo!

We’ve worked with a group of local artists to create a cow made entirely of organic cow muck from our own farm. The finished article on the hill of the valley looks fantastic!

This giant cow took a team of artists wielding 3,000 buckets of poo, a week to complete and stands at 70 metres wide and 50 metres high! As much as we love her, she won’t be around for long, naturally degrading over a fortnight or so, leaving no trace behind.

This temporary art installation is a perfect way to mark 25 years of organic and will also help get the message across that organic farming works with and not against the natural environment.

We took the idea to the Heritage Courtyard Gallery here in Somerset and got Heather Jane Wallace involved in the project. She says:

“‘I’m a Somerset girl and my family are farmers so I really understand the message. Organic farming is so important for wildlife, healthy soil and tackling climate change. It was exhausting carrying the buckets of poo up the steep hill. We used great big household brooms to paint it into the grass. It was a real challenge getting the scale right – from a distance we quickly realised that you can only make out great big shapes and not details like eye lashes. Whoever said contemporary art is just a pile of poo??”

Comments on “A Giant Cow on the Hill? Udderly fantastic!”

  • I just can’t get my head round the GREAT ideas you have Raceal as events orgainier, you do think outside the box! I hope Andi gets to use the cow poo in the garden as it will make then even better! Do you close up for the winter mths? and when? Best wishers to you all from Sally

    Anonymous on 2nd October 2019 at 8:36 pm

  • Is the name of the cow shitty. L would think it stinks the area out so a you will not get people to come and see it

    Allan J Selway on 2nd October 2019 at 8:23 pm

  • Love it Holy Organic Shit BRILLIANT

    Anonymous on 2nd October 2019 at 7:33 pm

  • Well done! Especially to the guys who did the carrying of the buckets! Trust you all had a good shower when you finished 🤣😂🤣

    Eileen on 2nd October 2019 at 6:47 pm

  • My sisters and I are udderly confused, there’s a broon coo up the brae an she’s nae eating oor grass

    Julia on 2nd October 2019 at 6:16 pm

  • Expect the cow to appear in extra lush grass growth soon!

    John Band on 2nd October 2019 at 5:46 pm

  • Cool

    Yuliya Pavlovna Khlebnikova on 2nd October 2019 at 5:07 pm

  • Wow, well impressed it looks amazing. Fantastic idea.

    Elaine on 2nd October 2019 at 4:20 pm

  • Pootastic.
    I bet that the organic waste will leave it’s mark by making the grass greener in the Spring.

    Terryl Bacon on 2nd October 2019 at 4:02 pm

  • I love this! It’s just a shame it won’t be around for longer.

    Anonymous on 2nd October 2019 at 3:57 pm

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