A Spa Weekend on the Farm
The Holt’s dairy is built next a natural hot spring. Bubbling out of the ground at 170 degrees, the water is an ideal method of heating the milk parlor during chilly winter months. The warm water is also used to clean the barn and, once cooled, give the cows a refreshing drink of natural spring water.
Across the country, both large and small dairy farms are constantly in search of new ways to reduce the energy they use, conserve water, and develop renewable energy sources. Utah geothermal maps show that Enterprise, UT is “hot spot” for hot springs, and the Holt’s dairy cattle reap the benefits.