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Friday, August 31, 2007

 

Pampered cows get good night’s sleep

‘A good night’s sleep may be a recipe for happy and healthy life, but an NI company is adopting the same creature comforts for cows.

Frazzled bovines down on the farm can now look forward to taking to their ‘cow beds’ at the end of a stressful day in the fields.

Wilson Agriculture in Coleraine has been given a government grant to support its production of Pasture Mats and Poly Pillows to ease the lives of cows forced to lie on uncomfortable concrete floors. [..]

However, animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming cautioned against keeping cattle indoors permanently and not going out to pasture.

“Living indoors too much can increase lameness,” said a spokesman.’




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