Skip to comments.A farmer invented 'calf earmuffs' to keep newborn calves warm and the photos are adorable
Posted on 09/30/2019 2:29:36 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
If you've been sweating your way through the past few muggy weeks, it may seem impossible for you to remember a time when it was actually cold enough outside to warrant hats and scarves. But on June 24, a dairy farmer in Ireland tweeted out a pic of one of his calves sporting baby pink earmuffs, and the internet went wild.
"So it turns out ear muffs for calves to stop them getting frostbite are a real thing," wrote Twitter user @ThisFarmingMan_.
The post has since been liked 171,000 times and garnered more than 30,000 responses. But this isn't the first time we've seen baby cows sporting earmuffs like these.
This past February, a story about earmuffs for newborn calves began circulating after Holly Poad, the owner of Triple P Farm in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, posted about the solution her and her aunt, Kim Ewers, had come up with for their own cows.
The idea came to Poad after her family lost their barn in a fire. Poad was desperate for a way to keep her newborn calves from getting frostbite and invested in calf jackets and a pair of calf earmuffs. In order to save money, she asked Ewers who owns an embroidery business if she could sew some additional pairs. Ewers ran with the idea, coming up with the design that would eventually become Moo Muffs.
"The pair she was talking about was just fleece," Ewers told KWQC. But Ewers was afraid that if the fleece got wet, the earmuffs might actually end up damaging the calves' ears. So in addition to the fleece, Ewers added a water-repellent material to the outside and also included adjustable straps.
Poad posted the design to both the farm's Facebook page and on several show cattle social media groups, announcing that she was selling the Moo Muffs for $20 a pair. People clamored for their own pairs.
Because of the demand, Poad eventually began working with a livestock supply company that would take care of production. Now, Moo Muffs has its own online home, where interested parties can keep up with the developing brand and keep an eye out for deals.
1st Man: What do you do for a living?
2nd man: I make earmuffs for cows.
1st man: bye...................
Oh my Goodness.. I needed a break.. Thanks for the Cute photos!
Far better than pussy hats.
Perfect for Furry bondage parties.
Adorable! Some Animal Mothers would try to remove anything like that on their baby’s head. Maybe cow moms are not that way. I know a dog or cat mom would not allow it on their young.
I’m’a report you now.
If you like these you’ll like purty chicken saddles....
Must love cow muff is a common requirement on FarmersOnly.com.
Can someone photoshop one of these on Nancy Pelosi and the Stupid Squad?
..the ones with two ‘eyes’ on them to scare hawks away might be worth trying.
Make pink for females and blue for males then wait to see how long it is before some idiot objects to gender roles being forced on cows.
” posted about the solution HER and her aunt, Kim Ewers, had come up with”
I see that the calves are on corn stalk bedding.A very poor insulator from the cold.We used to bed our calves on wheat straw,thick enough that they could snuggle into it.
Adorable thanks for posting. We had our dairy goats for 25 years, babies nearly every year. Came close to frostbite a few times for our little ones. We used a heat lamp and tried to time the births for April at the earliest. Seeing as we did not keep a buck it worked out well. Great idea for the calves.
Whatever you do don’t google the term.
Calves are adorable, too bad they can’t remain that way!
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