-COOL COW CAMS
- Dear Friends,
Every morning, I wake between 4 and 5 AM.
Every evening, I go to bed between 11 and midnight.
This morning, I got up early enough to watch a
herd of cows being milked...on the Internet!
You can do the same:
Northeast Iowa Community College has installed
cameras inside their dairy barn. They have 170
cows in their herd, and milk those cows two times
each day, at 4:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Central
Standard Time. Milking takes a few hours.
Of course, take note that this is a state-of-the
art research facility. Every piece of equipment is
shiny and new. Real farms do not look this good.
There's hardly a bit of manure to be seen,
and the cameras are positioned so that one
gets a close up of the equipment, not the cows.
A second camera is focused on cattle in the
birthing area. Between 20 and 25 calves are
expected to be delivered live on the Internet
during the month of February.
The easy-to install economically efficient
cameras (cams) allow for viewing live events.
WHY NOT SHOW THE WHOLE STORY?
We love watching the realities of the dairy industry.
Here are some CAMS we dare dairy universities
And of course, last, and certainly not least: