Cows are just like humans with bigger heads and like us they want to keep warm! Cows hate the cold, they really really hate it they do. If you go up to a cold cow and try and have some fun with her you’ll find that she won’t be nearly as receptive to your approaches as normal, and sometimes will reject you all together with a stamp of her hoof and a flick of her tail!
That’s an angry cow!
Cows get very cold in the winter and you need to heat them if they are going to survive! So on farms across the land farmers are working to try to keep those cows nice and comfy warm. This can be a very expensive process. If you imagine how much you might spend on heating your home in the winter, and then take into consideration just how much bigger a cow is than a person, and then consider that a cow farmer probably has far more cows in his cow farm than you have people in your people farm (or ‘family’) and then consider that you can’t just tell a cow to put more layers on, you’re looking at a lot of heat needed for a lot of cows!
Here at St Ives Beef we recommend using some sort of wood pellet burning system. Wood pellets can be bought at a very cheap price or on some farms could potentially be made out of waste from other processes on the farm. Wood pellets are a waste material of many agricultural and wood production processes, some of which may take place on many of the cow farms up and down the country. Through using wood pellets you could heat your poor cows all winter at a snip of the expense that you may be paying now and could have been paying for many years. So why not get working on it now? Wood Pellets are the future for warm cows my friends, that’s a St Ives Beef guarantee!