Maldonado is an agronomist that has been working for the cooperative for the last year. He is responsible for 110 cooperants, and spends his days touring the fields and giving suggestions on how to improve or solve any agricultural issues. I happened to be with him when a cow was being bathed in buckets of cold water, having eaten too much fresh alfa alfa. This particular family had already lost a cow the month before, for the same reason, as the fresh alfa alfa creates gases in the cows stomach. Fortunately he was able to advise that massaging the cows sides to get the excess gas out would be more effective than dousing it in buckets of cold water. And you will be glad to hear the cow is still with us!