Cow fights in Valais (VS)
Cow fights take place as cows seek to establish their ranking in the herd. This natural behaviour takes place when the cattle are brought together for the Alpine summer. The strongest cow, known as the "queen", will lead the herd. In addition to these spontaneous clashes, there are also organised fights in the spring involving Eringer and Evolène cows to determine a regional and cantonal queen.
Cow fights take place throughout the region in which the Hérens breed has its home (Central Valais, Valle d'Aosta in Northern Italy).