Daily Life Of Cows
Cows at the Cow Palace enjoy a simple life. The 7,000 milking cows spend their days leisurely eating, resting and being milked three times a day. Every eight hours the cows are lead to the milking station where they are hooked up to an automated milking system and milked for about an hour. The cows look forward to being milked because a full udder of milk isn't much fun to carry around all day.
In between milkings, the cows return to their spacious pens (there is 600 square feet of space for each cow in each pen) where they are joined by 200-600 of their closest friends eating and resting the day away. Each cow will typically spend around 15 hours a day eating.
The cows at the Cow Palace enjoy an open-lot dairy. This means that the cows are free to roam around the pen and create some personal space for themselves if they want to.