No bull: Bloomfield Township firefighters wrangle cow that hopped farm school fence

Cow was spooked by sheep, school says

Heifer wrangled by Bloomfield Township fire department. (Bloomfield Township fire department)

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Fire crews in Bloomfield Township had to hoof it on over to a local farm school after a cow made a run for it.

The Bloomfield Township Fire Department said they were called to Bowers School Farm, an experiential learning facility that is part of the Bloomfield Hills Schools, on Sunday, after a heifer named Nelly jumped the gate after being spooked by sheep.

Bowers School Farm said Nelly made a 20 minute run through the Kentmoor subdivision.

The fire department said the cow was lured in with the promise of fresh feed by the crews and was safely brought back to its home.

“Our apologies to anyone who may have had an unusual Sunday dinner guest in their backyard,” Bowers said in a Facebook post. “She must have wanted to meet the new neighbors.”

The farm is located on 93 acres of fields and forest that include pastures for livestock to graze, ponds, pumpkin fields, and flower and produce gardens. The farm is home to a variety of livestock including horses, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, cattle, and llama.

Our new heifer Nelly (show name Magic Nelly) played a trick on us tonight. Turns out she has never seen sheep before....

Posted by Bowers School Farm on Sunday, April 3, 2022

About the Author:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.