Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Warm & Toasty

By Mindy Reef of Indiana Farm Bureau

One a cold day like this one, would you rather a farm kept animals in the kind of barn pictured above or a new modern barn like the animals below?

Our farmers’ livelihood depends on the quality of animals in our care, which is why we put their medical and nutritional needs first. Today’s farm buildings are equipped to provide animals with comfortable, state-of-the-art housing systems that protect against food- and air-borne illnesses- not to mention warm and toasty on days like today.


Lana said...

Nicely said! Our feeder cattle stay in something like the first picture, but they are not as delicate as some of these other critters nor do they have babies to protect. We can do our part to humor those who feel livestock need "meaningful outside experience." ;-)

ann said...

I think the pictures tell the story of how much we care about the well being of our animals.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

You are so right. I have FFA kids that visit and help on the farm and it's amazing to me how many of our children have no idea where their food comes from, other than the grocery.