We had a momentary visitor in the milking parlor’s pit this morning. I had been walking back-to-front prepping a new line of cows when I turned around and saw cow #923 standing in the middle of the floor. “Pet”, as she has come to be known, either didn’t want to be crowded in the holding pen or simply wanted some attention. This isn’t the first time she’s walked down the ramp into the pit, and she’s the kind of cow that always tries to go where she’s not supposed to…the kind that would walk a mile just to take three steps out of an open gate.
I managed to get her to turn around and walk back up to the holding pen after giving her a good head rub. No harm, no foul, and thankfully no manure left on the pit floor!