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Water intake is a vital part of milk production – a cow has to drink at least three litres of water to produce one litre of milk. And yet identifying whether cows are drinking enough can be tricky. However, Devon farmer Steve Middleton has discovered a way of ensuring optimum drinking behaviour with a temperature-monitoring bolus. See also: Focus on water and space to cut transition headaches Mr Middleton, who milks 250 cows at Higher Mallocks Farm, Woodbury, Devon, trialled the new bolus […]