Cows Are Getting Waterbeds at Van Loon Dairy
While waterbeds for cows may seem a bit eccentric, Van Loon Dairy farm swears by them. With this unconventional bedding, dairy cows gain more comfort for their hooves and knees, and are at a lower risk for bacterial infection.
"As the cow gets ready to lie down, water moves to the front bag where her knees will come first therefore cushion it more. Less sores, less cows being stuck. Happier cows, happier milk," said Van Loon.
The family liked these beds so much, they just bought another 200 for the rest of their cows, at a cost of nearly $100,000.