Meet Our Cows
Since its beginning in 1972, all of the cows at the Cow Palace have been bred on site. None of our cattle come from auctions or are imported from other dairies.
The Cow Palace is home to 7,000 milking cows, 1,000 dry cows and 100 bulls. Dry cows are between birthing cycles and haven't given birth to calves recently so they aren't producing milk. Once dry cows have calves, they join the ranks of the milking cows while cows at the end of their lactating stage rotate in to the dry group.
Cows begin having calves at the age of two, usually producing three calves every 14 months for the next four years. Cows reach their peak milk production 60 days after calving, then their production will slowly decrease for a year before they are ready to produce more calves.
The most important fact about our cows is that they are the heart and soul of our dairy. Without the cows our dairy wouldn't exist, so we make sure that they are treated well and kept in good health at the Cow Palace.