Kiley Putnam

Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Here at Must Be The Milk, we love to support our local dairy farmers anyway we can and what better way to support them AND cows than by celebrating National Cow Appreciation Day?  Tuesday, July 11 marked this year’s Cow Appreciation Day and in celebration, we have highlighted cow and dairy farmer facts for you.

Cows are quite a majestic animal. Did you know that, on average, a dairy cow can weight 1,500 lbs.? Cows are also red-green colorblind. Good thing they don’t have to pick out clothes or worry about stoplights!

Learn more fun cow facts at DairyGood.org.

Cows and humans have a number of similarities as well. Cows and humans both have a set of 32 teeth, and just like us and our fingerprints, cow spots are unique to each and every cow.

Cows are also social by nature and love to hang out with their pals just like we do!

 

For dairy farmers, cows are a part of the family. And cow comfort and care are vital to both dairy farmer and cow. Dairy farmers work hard to ensure that cows are kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter, have regular access to food and clean water, and a veterinarian on call. Often times, cows even have their own nutritionist; they help dairy farmers ensure that their cows get all the nutrients they need to produce great milk. They even get regular pedicures! Sounds pretty good to be a cow!

Check out dairy farmers in your state and learn more about how dairy farmers care for their animals.

Hopefully Cow Appreciation Day has more meaning for you now too; I mean how can you not love (and appreciate) this adorable face?

airbrushed jersey cow face

Kiley Putnam

Kiley Putnam is a PR and Communications Specialist for the New England Dairy Promotion Board. Kiley is a Connecticut native, an ice cream fanatic, and loves connecting people to where their food comes from. In her spare time, Kiley enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. She currently resides in Boston, MA. Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Kiley at kputnam@newenglanddairy.com

Category: Cow Care, DYK, Seasonal

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