Throughout the film, cows, chickens and other farming animals were seen milling about. This mild action was achieved using one or more of the following methods: the animals were allowed to graze at liberty; they were attached to lead ropes (held by actors or tied to posts); and/or they had their legs hobbled with soft cotton rope. Costumed trainers were in the scene during filming and/or trainers stood just off camera.
In the scene where the actress puts her arm up the cow’s butt, this scene was filmed with split screen. First, they filmed the cow and the actress just standing next to each other. The actress stood on her mark wearing a long palpitation glove. She held out her arm as if it were going into the cow’s backside. They filmed the cow with a vfx camera. In post they made it look as if her arm were up the cow.
Whenever we see cows grazing in the background in the farm scenes, the animal owners moved the animals in the pasture, placing them in front of areas where they could eat.
In the scene where the actress wakes up in her bed surrounded by cats, two professional animal trainers were present during filming and they owned the cats. Prior to filming, the trainers placed the cats on the bed with the actress.
In the scene when the actor walks through the fields and we see a small herd of black beef cattle walk up at liberty and feed from the place where they placed the feed, prior to filming the cattle handler poured feed on the pasture. On action, the trainer called the cattle to the pasture and feed.