Do the cows go outside?

Yes they do!  During summer daytime our milking cows graze on pastures that adjoin the Automatic Milking shed, giving them freedom to wonder in and out at will. The young stock and steers/heifers live outside 24/7 while the weather stays dry enough.  For welfare reasons all cattle are housed in autumn/winter – after all, who wants to stand knee deep in cold mud?!  The Holstein bulls live in loose housing all year round, as by law they aren’t allowed in fields where there are public footpaths.


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