Island Dairy to “Pamper” Cows with “Waterbeds” to Get Better Milk Production

A Cow "Waterbed"

Put this under the strange and weird category:

…The company (Island Dairy) said the pampered cow approach has produced measurable results.They cited reports from the Mainland that cows with waterbeds installed in their barns are producing 10 percent to 20 percent more milk.

Island Dairy is on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island, in Ookala…

…The dairy’s continued growth is welcome news to the state’s agricultural community after decades of decline and the end of O’ahu-produced milk.

The dairy’s plans mean that O’ahu, Maui and Kaua’i residents may be able to buy local milk in stores for the first time in years. The fresh milk is currently distributed to Whole Foods, Foodland and Sack-N-Save…

…It has yet to be seen if Island Dairy cows will prefer Hawaiian music over classical.

More Here: Hawaii Dairy Farmer Plans to Pamper Bovines to Boost Production.

One Response

  1. Glad to hear that someone realizes the benefit of happy critters. Thanks for posting this. Now we need folks to insist on island raised beef/veal — so the cows and calfs aren’t first sent to the mainland on a terrible barge trip — to be slaughtered and returned here in meat boxes. M. Wille (

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