Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Contented Cows

Today was a beautiful day in Northwest Arkansas and a perfect day to be working outside on the dairy farm. While waiting on our veterinarian to arrive for our scheduled herd health check-up day, I walked over to the feed barn to watch the cows eat after being milked this morning. I love watching contented cows eat their balanced and nutritious diet designed by our dairy nutritionist.

Everyday our milking cows are fed a total mixed feed ration of grain,silage and hay. All of the feed ingredients are measured,mixed together in a large mixer wagon and fed to the cows in the feed barn. We monitor how our cows are eating and enjoying their feed everyday because the cows' health,milk production and reproduction are dependent on good nutrition.

Our commitment to producing  high quality milk begins with taking good care of our cows by providing a nutritious diet, good medical care and healthy living conditions. As I watched the cows eating, I couldn't help wondering if those cows were as contented as me!

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