The Nation: Cowing the Computer

The National Weather Service uses all the ingenuity of science to forecast sun or rain including satellite pictures of storm patterns and complex computer printouts. On the other hand, a three-year-old 1,400-lb. cow named Bramer trusts more to instinct. When she senses that bad weather is coming the next day, she beds down in her straw-lined stall in Huntsville, Texas. When some thing tells her that a sunny day is due on the morrow, she ventures forth to graze, even if the weather at that moment is drizzly.

Noting his cow's peculiar talents, Farmer...

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