The average milk cow in the U.S.A. now produces almost 11,000 liters per year. The highest amount of milk ever produced by a cow in a year was approximately 27,000 litres by a Holstein named Robthom Sue Paddy! WHAT A COW!!
A cow that is milking drinks about 30 to 50 gallons of water each day. That’s enough water to fill a bathtub. During periods of heat stress, water intake may double. Water weighs 8.35 pounds per gallon, so a milking dairy cow may consume as much as 420 (or more) pounds of water daily.
Cows like it cool. Due to their thick skin, hair and natural insulation, dairy cows prefer temperatures between 40˚ and 65˚F.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of dairy cow trivia! Just need to throw the spotlight their way once in awhile, since they are the source of all the goodies that come out of the Diamond S Dairy! Speaking of goodies...don't forget about the Lemon Yogurt offered the 2nd week of the month and our aged cheeses. Also, a Spring Basket is being offered next week. Check it out on our "products" page!
April showers bring May flowers. — Linda