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Illustration by Mikey Burton
Making the case for bovine water beds.
“Treat every cow like she’s the one.” That’s the tagline of DCC Waterbeds, the maker of two-chamber, water-filled mattresses that cows gently kneel onto.
Sounds crazy, but a Colorado State University study showed that DCC’s waterbeds significantly reduced hock sores — the bovine equivalent of bedsores — found on cows that sleep on hard floors. “Studies have shown that a comfortable cow produces more milk,” says DCC’s Holly Harper. She says farmers were skeptical at first, but the company has now sold thousands of the beds all over the world.