Knowing that stress can affect the taste and quality of a cow’s milk, cow comfort is a top priority at Pagel’s Ponderosa. This is addressed through:
- Individual Bedding Stalls
- Each cow’s stall is outfitted with a light, airy mattress made from dried and sterilized bio solids.
- Heavy-duty barn fans ensure a consistent temperature and comfortable environment.
- Curtain Sidewalls
- The curtains open for continuous air flow during summer and close for warmth during the winter.
- Mounted Brushes
- Cows can kick-back and enjoy a pleasant back-scratch or massage in the barn.
- With regular hoof trimming, cows can walk more comfortably and are less susceptible to infection.
Other comforts include regular hoof washing and even a hot tub for sore muscles! We do whatever we can to ensure our cows are relaxed on the Ponderosa!