Milking it: Cows at one farm sleeping on waterbeds
UNDATED -- When it comes to a good night’s sleep, some cows in Ohio are really milking it.
One farmer says since his cows started sleeping on waterbeds, their milk production has increased dramatically.
Conrad Farms in Penfield Township, Ohio is better known as a spa for cows.
“The cows’ comfort has improved dramatically,” said Dave Conrad, the farm owner.
The 200 or more cows have no problem resting because they get to sleep all day in a bed.
“A seven foot in length, four foot wide, just a rubber mattress, each stall has two bladders to them that are pillows and there is 14 gallons of water in each stall,” said Conrad.
Each waterbed is valued at $300.
“We do the very best we can to keep the cows happy and content and in return, they will take care of us,” said Conrad.
Just like humans, a good night’s rest can go a long way for a cow.
“We’ve noticed in the last five months or six months our milk quality has gone up quite a bit,” said Conrad.
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