May 11, 2014 by dairycarrie
It didn’t seem right to celebrate Mother’s Day without talking about the “Foster Mother’s of the Human Race“. And if we are going to celebrate this day with our ladies, on our farm it’s only fitting to talk about our greatest cow, MilkTruck.
MilkTruck is our oldest cow, she is 9 years old and is in her 7th lactation. Her real name is Confection, but MilkTruck fits her personality and performance better. She is all business, she does not want to be loved on or petted, she wants to eat, sleep and milk. In her 7 lactation cycles, she has had 7 daughters. All but one, her oldest, are on our farm and the only reason her oldest daughter isn’t on the farm is because she left to live at Hub’s brother’s farm when they were just getting started.
The MilkTruck family has produced almost 485,000lbs of milk to date! That’s more than 55,100 gallons of milk!
Let’s meet the MilkTruck Family.
The MilkTruck family has been a tremendous group of cows! Her first granddaughter will be calving and joining the milking group in June and we are excited to see if the 3rd generation will be as great as the first two!
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!