A cow on Twitter? Pull the udder one!

Posted on - 1st March, 2011 - 10:31am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Comedy

Lefty the cow, Preston's very own Twitter celebrity

Stephen Fry may have milked social networking site Twitter for all it’s worth, but now he has competition.


Lefty the cow, from Old Holly Farm, Garstang, has taken the tweeting world by storm after farmer Ian Pye, 38, set up the account at the end of last year.

“It’s a bit of fun marketing basically but it’s about the dairy industry,” he said.

Mr Pye, who has been a farmer all his life, wanted to bridge a gap he saw between websites that are too informative but don’t contain real time information.

“My aim was to have a bit of fun and to project the fun side of the whole industry, which is the dairy industry in the UK.”

The account has been in the planning stages for a while but was only put after Christmas arrived.

He said: “It’s been something that we’ve been planning for about 12 months but it only actually clicked in on Boxing Day, just after Christmas. She got a black and white berry for Christmas, so it was a Christmas present.”

Of all of the cows on the farm Lefty was chosen for her unique persona.

“I would assume that anyone who works, or has anything to do with animals, realises that they have their own persona and Lefty’s was just one that stuck out for us,” said Mr Pye.

The original plan was to update the account for 12 months but this could be extended. Mr Pye added that although the main reason for the account was to have fun, any benefit to the business is most welcome.

Some of Lefty the cow’s best moments:

One of the girls has conjunctivitis. The vet said ask the pig if she can borrow her eye oinkmentless than a minute ago via txt

So so wet 2day. If mr p sent me outside 2day we’d riot like an egyptianless than a minute ago via txt

Farmer p has bought a new cow. She must b posh as she’s a name and has no number on her bumless than a minute ago via txt

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