Norway shows its soft spot for cows

Posted on January 13, 2006 

Norway shows its soft spot for cows

Norway has a soft spot for cows. As of January 1, dairy cows in Norway are guaranteed nightly rest on a special rubber mat, according to new legislation.

“These cows have never slept so good in their lives,” a reporter from public broadcaster NRK said after visiting a farm with the new mats.

The expense may be worth it – studies suggest that cows that lie on a soft mat produce up to 10 percent more milk than those who don’t have such bedding.

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