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Cows returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Dairy Cattle Center on Sept. 1, around five months after they were removed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without students on campus for the end of spring semester or summer term, the teaching-focused center was temporarily shuttered on March 27. At that time, the center’s cows were moved to Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center located at the university’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station. The Dairy Cattle Center is now reopened, part of starting the new school year. The center is following public health guidelines to protect students, researchers and facility staff.

UW–Madison photographer Bryce Richter took photos of the cows’ return, which the university shared in a photo story. The photo story is posted here: