Do wind turbines frighten livestock?
Wind farming is popular with farmers, because their land can continue to be used for growing crops or grazing livestock. Sheep, cows and horses are not disturbed by wind turbines. They habitually graze under wind turbines, and seek shelter around them. For example the first wind farm built in the UK, Delabole in Cornwall, is home to a stud farm and riding school, and the farmer, Peter Edwards, often rides around the wind farm on his horse. Mark Usherwood, one of the landowners on the Tararua wind site, is doing horsetreks through the site without any problems.
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