Several of the horses were out in one enclosure here at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum during my visit, while a couple of cattle were in another enclosure nearby, the weather being warm enough to let them out for awhile during my visit. This big horse looms before the background of the Horse and Cattle Barn. Horses, various breeds of cattle, and some other animals can be found inside during the winter, and would get some time here or in other pastures in warmer weather, as the dairy herd does.
Here we have another view of the barn. The animals spend colder weather indoors, and the building is equipped to keep temperatures suitable for them through the year, as well as with fans to circulate air throughout. Public paths circle around the edges of the building, while central passageways allow for workers to access the stalls for cleaning and feeding.
This formidable fellow is a Hereford bull named Hercules, born in 2011.
Most of the cattle in here are females. They would be raised for meat on other farms. Here they get names.
This one, for instance, bears the name Everest, and is a Charolais breed.
While this one is an Angus named Lady, caught at two different points in my visit.
It's not all cattle and horses in here though. This pair were busy preening themselves.
This is one of the display panels here in the barn, having a look at the famous horses used by the Mounties during their Musical Ride.