The cows are very happy here on the farm. We make sure all the baby calves that are inside have a nice big hutch of straw to keep them warm and clean. When they get older they have a skippy ball that hangs by a rope, sometimes they play with it to push it around by hitting their head against it. It is very funny to watch. Then the calvess are going jump because they have fun with it. The cows from two year and older have a rubber mat on the floor, like having carpeting at home, so the cows can walk softly and it’s better for their feet.
The cows do have many things to make it comfortable and when the cow is happy: she gives more milk. Their bed is made of a mat between foam, then some clean straw. The cows can lay by a good, softy bed. Sometimes the cows have itch, the itching brush helps the cows.
The cows can walk under this brush, when the brush have a signal then he´s spinning around. People who visit always laugh at the cows using it since it looks like the cow is at the carwash.
When the summer is coming here in Holland all the cows go out. Mostly when the cows coming out for the first time they jumping around and are doing very crazy. We like to see that and watching how much fun the cows have to going outside. The grassland is next to the barn and our house. So when we sitting in the living room with a cup of coffee we enjoy to see the cows graze. More about this in my next collum: Caring dairy.