US Farmers Are Making These Giant Holes in Their Cows. The Reason? Weird Yet Helpful

US Farmers Are Making These Giant Holes in Their Cows. The Reason? Weird Yet Helpful


Organic farming and sustainable farming practice is the norm these days. We see more and more farms converting into sustainable farming units. So what is sustainable farming? It basically utilises techniques and methods that ensure the protection of environment while also giving organic yield as output.

Recently, we came across this strange practice in US organic farms where organic dairy farmers are making these giant holes in their cows. A lot of you might have seen it, but we are pretty sure that not all of you are aware of what this is and why it is there – the holes that expose the cow’s stomach. It looks very unnatural and is not pleasant to look at. However, this may help increase the lifespan of cow and apparently cows are not bothered by it at all. This is infact a very successful sustainable farming technique being used for a while now.


This is known as fistula and helps scientists while testing the cow’s process of digestion


After the cows have been fed, scientists use this fistula to observe how the food gets digested.


In order to do this, the scientists reach physically into the cow and then feel the digestion’s consistency.

The cows are not bothered by the process and surprisingly this proves beneficial to cow. If such a cow becomes sick the medicine is directly given to the stomach.

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