Up Next: Lava Lamps? - Modern Farmer

Up Next: Lava Lamps?

Cows love to be comfy, just like us.

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“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.

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