DAY TO DAY
Life on the farms
Welcome! Here you can find out about the day to day lives of the cattle and the farmers.
When the dawn breaks, the farmers have already prepared everything in the milking shed to receive the cows and begin the first milking of the day. First the barn is opened and the cows prepared. These days, milking is automated, which means the cows spend less time giving the best milk before going out to pasture.
Departure to the
Milking makes cows hungry and they need to go out to the pastures as soon as possible. Most farmers own the surrounding fields and mountains and manage the pasture areas to ensure sufficient food for their cows. When they cannot go out due to the weather, the cows eat forage grown by the farmers.
After a day enjoying life and food in the outdoors, the farmers round up the cows to go home. Before they arrive, the barns must be clean with enough hay to ensure a peaceful night, so while the cows are out in the fields, the farmer has a lot to do.
Before going back to the milking shed, the cows have their own hygiene and cleaning routine. This ensures their comfort before going to sleep and that the second milking of the day is carried out with all the safety guarantees. Once ready, they return to the milking shed.
The second event in the milking shed is the last step before the cows go to rest. After giving the best milk, they are made comfortable, clean and content to retire to rest in the barns.
It’s time to close the barns and let the cows sleep, on plenty of fluffy straw. But if any are hungry or thirsty, they always have natural fodder and enough water to cover their needs before going to sleep. It is also time for its farmers to take off their boots and enjoy their family.