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Northwest Sustainable Dairies
Animal Care and Welfare
Caring for their Cows
Caring for dairy cattle is a full time job. Whether it is feeding cows at sunrise or helping a cow give birth at midnight, Northwest dairy farmers provide "round the clock" care for their cows. Northwest dairy farmers . . . .
- . . . keep cows content and healthy by providing a nutritious diet, plenty of fresh water, and healthy living conditions.
- . . . rely on professionals such as veterinarians to provide individual medical attention and treatment when a cow or calf is not feeling well.
- . . . handle cattle to maintain the comfort and safety for the cow and the animal caregiver.
This is just a glimpse at what it takes to care for dairy cattle. Part of sustainability is ensuring that cows are properly cared for in order to produce a healthy product for you. Learn more about how Northwest dairy farmers care for their cows here.