Being a cow on a dairy farm has its perks – never having to clean my room or worry about dinner are a couple. But, just what do we do all day? Here’s an entry from my diary of a recent day to give you an inside peek.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for dairy farmers – June Dairy Month! National Dairy Month started in 1937 (then called National Milk Month). Now, June is a month to celebrate the contributions the dairy industry has made to local communities and families.
While the phrase dairy farmer tends to bring to mind scenes of bucolic serenity and a man in overalls with a pitchfork surrounded by cows, chickens and lambs, today’s dairy farmers are much different.
February: a month dedicated to love, lovers and all things red and heart-shaped. As Americans, we’ve taken the call to express our love in February to heart and show our love to our partners, our children – even our pets! But, what do you do if you have a few hundred dairy cows? As we close out the month, it’s a good time to recognize how dairy farmers love their animals all year long. Taking care of these bovine beauties is a love story worth telling.
August in Pennsylvania is often hot and humid, with temperatures creeping up to the high 90s and humidity above 90 percent. When temperatures get that hot, we move indoors for air conditioning or we cool down with a trip to the pool, river or waterpark.
How do animals handle such extreme heat?