Well...I haven’t posted in…a really, really long time. I'm not much of a blogger I guess. But this topic is very important to me.
I wouldn’t consider myself a dairy farmer -
But I am a dairy farmer’s wife and a dairy farmer’s sister-in-law and a dairy farmer’s daughter-in-law… I guess what I’m trying to say is that I know a bit about cows, even though I am not their primary caregiver.
Ohlde’s Dairy is a family farm and our cows are very much a part of that family. Their needs always have and always will come before our own.
It never ceases to amaze me the horrible things people do to each other, so I shouldn’t be surprised that there are people that are cruel to animals. Therefore, a big part of our job is to protect our girls from anyone that might mean them harm.
Here a few things we do to help keep our cows safe:
- We have multiple cameras in place to watch over them when we can’t
- We do our best to hire the right people (no small task, mind you)
- We have zero tolerance for mistreatment of our girls
- Kyler and/or our herdsman walk through the barns every morning
That last one is very important. A cow is exceptionally sensitive to what’s happening around her. If someone is mistreating her, we are going to be able to pick it up from her behavior.
We spend everyday making sure all of our big sweeties are happy and healthy! Not because someone asked us to, but because taking care of cows is our life and we LOVE it! It's who we are!