I made this video a couple weeks ago, when the ground finally dried up just enough that we could let the cows out into their pasture.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GH9TR28BGQ&w=640&h=480%5D
Now don’t be fooled too much by this, within an hour the majority of the girls were back in the barn laying in their comfy stalls. I guess they are spoiled with the best of both worlds! We live in Wisconsin and trust me when I say that the cows do NOT want to be outside in the winter. They also really prefer to be inside their nice cool barn when it gets too hot out. A lot of folks seem to think that cows being inside is really bad but I don’t think that we should expect our animals to live outdoors in all kinds of weather unless we are also willing to give up conveniences like fans, air conditioning, heat or a roof over our head to protect us from the rain.
Inside or outside, I don’t think anyone can deny that our cows are happy and healthy!