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Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows

Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows

A dairy farmer discovered his milk was being stolen in the cutest possible way

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A dairy farmer in Austria was worried that his cows were going dry, then he discovered three piglets were sneaking in and drinking their milk.

An Austrian dairy farmer thought something was going wrong with his herd when they suddenly stopped giving as much milk as they were supposed to. He had no idea what could be wrong and even thought some cattle rustlers might be going after his cows, but it turned out to be a much cuter crime than that, because the milk thieves were actually three piglets that had developed a taste for milk.

According to The Local, the pigs were caught in the act by some tourists who happened to be walking through the area. When they spotted pigs suckling at a herd of pastured cows, they did what anybody would do in that situation and immediately grabbed their phones and started taking pictures. When the farmer saw the pictures, he was astounded. Three eight-month-old piglets that had been pastured nearby had apparently developed a taste for milk and figured out how cows work. So they trotted over for a visit, and when the tourists saw them, the pigs were just hanging out in the field and drinking milk from the cows as though they were little pink calves. For their part, the cows did not seem to mind.

“They drink from the udder with a lot of sensitivity,” said dairy farmer Hans Gumpitsch. If the pigs had been rough or done anything that annoyed the cows, the cows would have driven them off. Instead, they seemed perfectly fine with the arrangement.

Nobody seems mad about the milk thievery, though. Visitors throughout the town have been coming to look for themselves, because it’s not every day that a person sees a piglet drinking milk from a cow.


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


Piglets Caught Stealing Milk From Dairy Cows - Recipes

H ere at the ranch, we offer a collection of animals that one would normally find on a typical ranch, be it in the 1800's or today. Animals are an important part of a rancher's life, especially in the 1800's. Animals provided a means of food and clothing.

C hickens laid eggs provided a source of meat for the family and they also ate devastating garden bugs that could destroy a rancher's garden. Sheep gave wool for clothing cows and goats provided milk and dairy products and a source of meat. Though we don't have any pigs on the farm anymore, pigs provided a supply of meat and leather as well that could be sold to the local town's market for redistribution. Dogs provided protection over the herds of sheep, goats or chickens and also served as a companion to the family.

T he importance of animals doesn't stop at the petting zoo. Ranchers needed good horses and ponies to work their fields and cattle. After a long day working the plows or cows, a rancher might need to go to town to get supplies or deliver a letter. Horses were a vital source of transportation. They were very versatile not only would they carry a rider, but often they would be hitched to wagons or carts to move loads around.

W ithout these necessary animals, not only ranchers, but their family, the town's people that lived in the surrounding community and the people who moved westward from the east coast, would not have survived. Everyone in those small local surrounding towns benefited from the farmer and rancher's animals, and as such animals were highly prized. If someone was caught stealing an animal from another rancher or farmer, they would be caught, charged and put in jail, often with devastating results.

T hough this way of life has long since passed, animals are still a fundamental part of life. Here on our ranch, our animals are strictly for petting and loving on and are considered part of the family. All of our animals have names and have been socialized to adults and children. Their temperaments and size makes them particularly great for teaching children about animal sciences and animal studies, with respect to farm life.


W e hope you enjoy our petting zoo and learning about the different types of animals found on a farm. We would love to see your pictures and hear your tales about your visit to our zoo. Find out more about our zoo and tour packages though our event coordinators today!

Petting Zoo Admission varies if combined with other services. Let us know what you'd like to come do at The Ranch!


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