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Keeping Cows Outdoors Year Round Leads to a Smaller Hoofprint #environment

Keeping Cows Outdoors Year Round Leads to a Smaller Hoofprint #environment

Keeping Cows Outdoors Year Round Leads to a Smaller Hoofprint law_keven /Creative Commons In many modern dairy facilities , cows are kept indoors year round. In the summer, ventilation systems keep the cows cool and in winter, the barn protects them from the elements. Instead of grazing, the cows are fed feed crops like grain and keeping them in one place makes it easier around milking time, this occurs two or three times every day. New research from the USDA , however, suggests that doing the exact opposite—keeping cows outside all year—could significantly reduce the industry's impact on the environment. View the entire comment thread.

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