Oregon farm installs waterbeds for its cowsCows in Jefferson, Ore., now have waterbeds to get a good night's sleep.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
JEFFERSON, Ore. (AP) — Cows in Jefferson, Ore., now have waterbeds to get a good night's sleep.
Van Loon Dairy Farm Co-Owner Kryn Van Loon says the cows seem happy with the new waterbeds. The cows used to rest on sawdust.
KEZI reports waterbeds are primarily made of rubber and water and that helps cut down on bacteria, making the cows healthier overall.
Van Loon says that also translates to less stress for the animals and fewer lesions and fewer bedsores, which keeps them healthier.
So far, Van Loon Dairy Farm owners haven't noticed any increase in milk production, but they hope they will soon.
They add, considering what they're saving on diesel, medication, and bedding costs, their investment will end up paying for itself in just a few years.