Unsure of what’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to the dairy industry?

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NO. The size of a farm does not affect the well-being of cows.

FACT: Dairy farms – whether large or small – make animal care a top priority. Farmers care for their cows by providing a nutritious diet, good medical care and healthy living conditions because they depend on the animals for their own livelihood.  It’s typical for farmers to spend the majority of their operating costs on the care of their cows.

FACT: Research shows that cows need to be calm, happy, comfortable and well fed to make high quality milk.  Cow comfort includes soft bedding like water beds, misting cows in the summer to keep them cool, new options for feeding so that cows are well-fed, and reducing noise to keep cows calm including playing music in barns.

For more information visit DairyGood.org/Facts-and-Myths