• Question: How many cows does it take to make a field full of cows? BTW. the field is 20m(little 2)

    Asked by amyyyy to David, Jonathan, Pete, Sam on 22 Jun 2012.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      That’s a great question! Let’s assume that the average cows is about 2m long and 90 cm wide. If the field is rectangular, and measures 10m by 2m, we’d be able to cram in 11 cows, with 10cm of space left over! If the field was square though, measuring 4.5m x 4.5m, then we’d only be able to fit 10 cows in, with a space measuring about 4.5m x 50 cm left over!

      That’s all a bit unfair on the cows though, ‘cos they don’t have any space to moo-ve around in. Some authorities have suggest that the absolute minimum space for a cow should be 2.5m x 1.3m. So if we had a field that measured 2.5m x 8m, we’d only be able to fit in 6 cows! And if it was a square field, we’d only be able to fit in about 4, with lots of space left over!