Dairy cows

We have been keeping cows for milk since the establishment of the company. Since the (new) construction in 2013, the dairy cows run in a loose housing system. As the picture below shows, the cows walk around in a completely open space, completely scattered with straw. Every day we mix this litter and then we bring a new layer of straw over it. Only behind the feeding rack and at the milking robot and the drinking trough is a (concrete) floor to keep everything well accessible for the cows. More (general) information and information about sustainable energy consumption can be found here