Monday, June 10, 2013

Keeping cows comfortable and healthy is a team effort

Caring for cows is our passion.

Dairy farmers have a great team of experts that works closely together to keep the dairy cows healthy, comfortable and productive. Keeping our cows comfortable and healthy is our top priority. After all, they are the lifeline of our family businesses.

In fact, dairy cows see a veterinarian and nutritionist more often than many people see a doctor or dietitian. Veterinarian’s perform routine checkups, vaccinations and oversee the animal health program on the farm.

Animal nutritionists are experts in balancing rations to ensure cows are consuming the proper nutrients every day. This is important since the average dairy cow will eat 80 to 100 pounds of feed and drink 25 to 50 gallons of water each day.

Fans and misters in the barns keep cows cool on hot summer days. While many cows have access to pasture, they actually prefer the cool temperatures of the barn to standing out in the pasture on a hot day. With fans and misters, these barns are almost like air conditioning for cows.

Stay tuned for future posts in the June Dairy Month series!

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