Spotted on the Roadside: A World Champion Cow in Carnation, WA

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Segis Pietertje Prospect (aka “Possum Sweetheart”) was a mighty famous cow in the early 1900s. Twice, she shattered milk production records, producing over 37,000 pounds of milk in a year, when the average cow produced around 4,000 pounds. She produced her own weight in milk about every three weeks, and her accomplishment garnered her newspaper headlines, celebrity visits, and this statue of her likeness, proclaiming her “the foster mother of the human race”. Pretty good for a cow!

Spotted (and spotted)  on NE Carnation Farm Rd in Carnation, WA