|Larry Kamper |
Dexter & Roswell, N.M.
We also have fans and misters in the milking barn to cool the cows while they are in the barn. We constantly scrape our pens to give cows a clean and dry place to lie.
Hoof trimming is also important for cow comfort. Each of our two dairies has three employees who know how to trim feet. We trim almost every day of the year.
I think overcrowding can create an uncomfortable cow herd. Cows need to be able to lie comfortably, eat when they want and get adequate fresh water when needed. If cows are overcrowded, less aggressive cows will not perform to their potential.
|Milk (3.41% bf, 2.91% prt)|| |
|Alfalfa hay (contracted)|| |
|Whole cottonseed (contracted)|| |