KINGSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — An area farm is asking its patrons to remember a beautiful bovine by sending them pictures and memories of her in honor of her passing this month.
“Cookie” the cow passed away suddenly at The Lands at Hillside Farms in Luzerne County Sunday. The executive director says she was being cared for by a vet and her condition took a turn for the worse.
Myline Cosmo Cookie was born in 2008 and brought to the farm in April of 2009. She was the first lineback cow at the farm. The staff says she was sweet while also being intimidating.
According to Executive Director Chet Mozloom, Cookie and her bloodline were the cornerstone of the herd, helping to make the farm what it is today.
“She was super athletic. She made more milk than most with less inputs than most and her body conditions stayed really good. We loved her and we switched the entire herd over to linebacks because of her,” Mozloom said.
While many dairy farms are struggling, Hillside is in the midst of expansion building an addition to its dairy store to provide more milk for its customers.