Before being sold to Team Voltron, Kaltenecker resided on a hover-pad in the storefront of "Terra": a shop dedicated to peddling novelties from planet Earth. Unfortunately, profits were stagnating for the sole proprietor, so he offered "one free Kaltenecker for every purchase". Kaltenecker was given to the Paladins after they bought a luxury video game, and they used her hover-pad to escape from Varkon, the mall cop.
Kaltenecker was given a room in the Castle of Lions designed to look like an Earth feild. She provided milk for the Paladins and enabled them to create milkshakes; a novelty for the Alteans, and a bittersweet reminder of home for the humans. During the Paladin's escapee sequence from the Castle of Lions prior to it's destruction, Lance boarded her into the Red Lion as they took her with them. They had temporary left her with the space mice, when they left the Voltron Lions on Saturn so they could keep them out of Sendak's hands, while they headed back to Earth. When the long war end and peace was brought back to the universe, Kaltenecker became one of the farm animals at Lance and his family's farm.
- This character is named after the show's line producer, Benjamin Kaltenecker.
- Kaltenecker has udders but Lance refers to the cow with "he" when introducing the new shipmate to Shiro. This is lampshaded later on when Lance has to correct Coran and Allura, stating 'Kaltenecker is a girl'.
- Kaltenecker's existence is an allusion to midwestern tales of farmers having their unsuspecting livestock abducted and probed by aliens. The proprietor of the "Terra" resembles the concept popularised by such stories, of a Grey alien.
- Some of Kaltenecker's recycled poop was used as fertiliser for the plants that Colleen Holt grew on the IGF-Atlas.