Cool Cows

Michael P. King

On hot days, the cows at Rosy-Lane Holsteins in Watertown, Wisconsin, are given cool showers while they’re being milked. It’s a strategy for promoting cow comfort that Jennifer Van Os (above) has learned by visiting milk producers around the state since joining the Department of Dairy Science as an assistant professor last spring. “It’s very nice to work with a farm where the things we’re looking at were their idea,” she says. “It’s not some zany idea that we came up with in the university and now we’re trying to get people to adopt it.”

Published in the Spring 2019 issue

Tags: agriculture, CALS, cows, dairy

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