Cows are moved along a river by boat to greener pastures.
Introductory intertitle reads: "Every week or so, when the pasture land begins to thin out in one of the districts of Southern Germany, the cows and their husbands are transported to other pastures down river - "
Two shots of two men and a woman pushing and shoving cows onto a long flat boat. High angle shot of the boat - a kind of raft - with a dozen or so cows on board. They push off from the quay. Moving shot of the boat being rowed along. Seems to be two men and two women doing the rowing. Shot from behind as the boat moves away from the camera.
"The boats may be ungainly but they do their job - and the women, too, join in the row - " Moving shot from the opposite side of the boat showing the women who row. The women wear long skirts and cloaks.
Various shots of the boat on the move including a high angle shot through the trees. "Safe at last - in pastures new."
Shot of the cows being unloaded - nice sunny weather now! Various shots of women walking with the cows in mountainous region. Low angle M/S of cow looking very pleased with himself.