Now you would think that the other 90 head would figure out that:
- Ouch, that hurts!
- I don't want to look like a dumb cow.
- Maybe I should avoid the ice and walk around.
But no. Instead, four of them end up falling and hurting their legs. According to the farmer who lives in this house, something happens after a cow falls and injures a leg. Usually, the cow never again walks correctly. And since the cold spell has hit, and the wind chill right now is -10, those four will probably not make it.
When you calculate the cost invested into one animal and then figure the loss, it's a wonder that farmers ever make a profit. But if you look at the big picture of profitability, it all evens out. Or shows a profit!