Cold weather is also problematic for cows because these animals spend the majority of their time outdoors.
And especially in the case of newborn calves, which are unable to regulate their body temperature, so can catch hypothermia.
So farmers have found a solution: they use knitted earmuffs for cows.
This picture on Twitter with a cow in pink knitted earmuffs became viral last week and got almost 200,000 likes.
Holly Poad, owner of Triple P Farm in Lone Rock, Wisconsin even has a ‘moo muffs’ business. She came up with this idea suddenly: family barn had been lost in the fire, so it was necessary to keep the newborn calves warm.
Her aunt Kim Ewers began to make some homemade earmuffs out of fleece for the calves. But it wasn’t a very suitable solution: when fleece got wet, they would basically be ice packs.
Kim Ewers designed a new type of muffs – water repellent on the outside and fleece on the inside. Now the family is now accepting orders from across the United States for ‘moo muffs’.
Cows look so lovely, don’t they?