MADISON (WKOW) -- Forward Madison FC has decided on a name for its new baby cow: Rose Cowbelle.
Rose was born Jan. 5 to loving mother Lionela Bessi.
The Rose Cowbelle name, which was submitted in a fan contest by Joshua Firestone of Denver, beat out finalist Concacalf in a close vote—893 votes to 700.
Her namesake, former UW-Madison soccer star Rose Lavelle, helped the U.S. Women’s National Team during their FIFA World Cup triumph in 2019.
When not at Forward matches, Rose Cowbelle will live year-round at Havens Petting Farm in Blue Mounds, where she will be well taken care of by employees who have devoted their lives to the love of animals.