The maternity barn is home to the herd’s dry cows. When cows are around seven months pregnant, the cows are dried off, which means they are no longer being milked, and moved to the transition barn. Cows will have their calves on a bedded pack with fresh straw. The dairy staff closely monitors the barn for cows calving and if necessary, are there to assist with the birth. On your tour, you may have the chance to see a calf being born!