Mackie's of Scotland
Our cows

Our ice cream cows

Happy cows are crucial for the success of our business as they produce the fresh milk and cream which forms the magic of Mackie’s.


Their health and welfare can be measured in part by their healthy level of milk production and their amiable curiosity when you visit them.


We believe they are relaxed and well cared for in our parlour and automatic milking system.

Our cows
Jerseys & holstiens
Other dairy cow types are Scandinavian Reds, British Friesans, Guernsey (tan & white), Brown Swiss (dark brown or grey), Ayrshire (white & red) and Milking Shorthorn (red or red roan).
Experts have confirmed that cows moo with accents distinct to their herd.
On the top front of their mouths, cows have a tough pad of skin instead of teeth. Cows have a total of 32 teeth, with 8 incisors on the bottom front and 6 strong molars on the top and bottom back.
A cow has four stomachs. Cows regurgitate their food and re-chew the cud to help digestion.
A cow is fully grown at three years old.
The cow must be a mother before she will produce milk. A cow gives enough milk in her lifetime to fill about 200,000 glasses.
There are 207 bones in a cow's body.
Dairy cows can produce 125 lbs of saliva a day.
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because cows' knees can't bend properly to walk back down.
Cows can hear higher and fainter sounds than humans and have an acute sense of smell-sometimes detecting a scent over six miles away.
A cow spends an average of 8 hours a day eating.
In one day, a cow's jaw moves a total of 41,360 times. (We don’t know who counted).
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