How We Keep Our Cows Cool in the Summer

Making sure their cows are comfortable is very important to dairy farmers. I just wanted to share a few ways we help our cows keep cool in these sweltering summer months.


This one is huge! Our cows get to live in an airy freestall barn (a freestall barn is one where the cows are free to come in and out of the stalls as they please), and have access to shade 24/7.


This one is huge, in my opinion! There’s nothing like a breeze on a hot summer day. We have several of these large fans in the freestall barn.


These handy little things are mounted above the feedbunks, so that the cows can get a cool shower as they eat. The sprinklers run frequently, but in short intervals, so we don’t waste much water.

Which of these three things do you most appreciate on a hot summer day? 🙂

Author: Laurel Jean

I am a home-educated Minnesota farm girl with a passion for glorifying my Savior Jesus. I love to write, cook, and work with my family on the farm.

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