The Cow Waterbed: Keeping Bovines Comfortable
It's important for dairy farmers to have comfortable cows, because studies show the more well-rested a cow is, the more milk she produces. The latest in bovine comfort technology is a dual-chamber waterbed that supports and cushions the cow's body as it rests.
If you think cows sleep standing up, think again. Not only do dairy cows spend 12 to 14 hours a day lying down, there's an entire business built on the premise that they should get their shuteye on -- wait for it -- waterbeds.
Photo courtesy of DCC Waterbeds