How long do Maple Hill cows live?
Our dairy cows live their whole life on our family farms. It is very common for our cows to live 8-10 years, sometimes to the age of 16 or 17, compared to 3 or 4 for conventional dairy cows. Our average longevity is 6 years, because it includes losses at birth or very early age, which are reflected on the overall average, but this still means about twice as many pregnancies as a conventional cow. They are only put down once showing signs of illness/old age, similar to a family pet.