Got milk? Dairy farmers do -- with the help of a herd of milk-producing cows, that is. Some dairy farmers sell milk only, but others process their milk into groceries like cheese, ice cream, and butter.
While in movies dairy farmers may squeeze milk from teats by hand, in real life the process is high-tech. Thanks to health and sanitary regulations, dairy farmers now use special equipment that protects milk from germs.
Dairy farmers breed, care for, and milk dairy cows. They also process the milk for drinking or for use in other dairy products.
The use of a bovine growth hormone called rBGH/BST has sparked public debate.
Interested in new technology. Better ventilation and lighting systems can help make cows healthier.
Cows drink about thirty gallons of water and eat about ninety-five pounds of feed each day.