The transfer of energy from the sun to the grass
A cow’s primary source of food is grass, and it provides all the energy and nutrients she needs to keep her healthy and provide milk for her calves and milk for all of us.
The light energy is captured by plants and through the process of photosynthesis is converted into chemical energy by a green substance called chlorophyll. The presence of chlorophyll is why the grass is green.
As the grass grows, it stores more and more of the sun's energy ready to be eaten up by our dairy cows.
Our Cows have a hay day every day
A cow’s primary source of food is grass, and it provides all the energy and nutrients she needs to keep her healthy and provide milk for her calfs and milk for all of us.
In the summer the grass is lush and green fueled in growth by the sun and the cows have a hay day everyday eating their favourite dish fresh! Unlike us, Cows have 4 Stomachs to extract every bit of nutrition and energy out of the grass they eat before it's absorbed into their system where some of it's converted into milk.
In the winter the cows spend less time outside, and there is far less grass to eat as it only grows very slowly, but luckily the farmers spend the summer saving grass in the form or hay for their cows to eat.
Milking... a cow's chillout time
I bet you didn't know that cows often line up to be milked of their own accord, they really do enjoy it.
Every day, and sometimes twice a day our cows are herded towards their "milking parlours" as we call them to enjoy a relaxing time being milked my modern, friendly machines attached to their udders by the farmer. Here they spend around 5 minutes. FACT, When the job was done by hand, it took around 15 mins.
From here, the milk is piped to holding tanks ready for our tanker to come and collect daily.