Dairy farming

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Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for eventual sale of a dairy product.wikipedia
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Milk

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Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for eventual sale of a dairy product.
Dairy farms produced about 730 million tonnes of milk in 2011, from 260 million dairy cows.

Farm

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Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for eventual sale of a dairy product.
The name is used for specialised units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities.

Dairy

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Dairy farming is a class of agriculture for long-term production of milk, which is processed (either on the farm or at a dairy plant, either of which may be called a dairy) for eventual sale of a dairy product.
A dairy is typically located on a dedicated dairy farm or in a section of a multi-purpose farm (mixed farm) that is concerned with the harvesting of milk.

Milking pipeline

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The pipeline allowed barn length to keep increasing and expanding, but after a point farmers started to milk the cows in large groups, filling the barn with one-half to one-third of the herd, milking the animals, and then emptying and refilling the barn.
A milking pipeline or milk pipeline is a component of a dairy farm animal-milking operation which is used to transfer milk from the animals to a cooling and storage bulk tank.

Bulk tank

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A milk lift pump draws the milk from the receiving can through large diameter stainless steel piping, through the plate cooler, then into a refrigerated bulk tank.
In dairy farming a bulk milk cooling tank is a large storage tank for cooling and holding milk at a cold temperature until it can be picked up by a milk hauler.

Barn

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For most herds, milking took place indoors twice a day, in a barn with the cattle tied by the neck with ropes or held in place by stanchions.
These commonly have gambrel or hip roofs to maximize the size of the hay loft above the dairy roof, and have become associated in the popular image of a dairy farm.

Automatic milking

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The first milking machines were an extension of the traditional milking pail.
In fact all activities must be scheduled around the milking process on the dairy farm.

Milk fever

Common ailments affecting dairy cows include infectious disease (e.g. mastitis, endometritis and digital dermatitis), metabolic disease (e.g. milk fever and ketosis) and injuries caused by their environment (e.g. hoof and hock lesions).
Milk fever, postparturient hypocalcemia, or parturient paresis is a disease, primarily in dairy cattle but also seen in beef cattle and non-bovine domesticated animals, characterized by reduced blood calcium levels (see: Hypocalcemia).

Dairy cattle

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In developed countries, dairy farms typically consist of high producing dairy cows.
Dairy cows may be found either in herds or dairy farms where dairy farmers own, manage, care for, and collect milk from them, or on commercial farms.

Wisconsin

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In the United States, the top five dairy states are, in order by total milk production; California, Wisconsin, New York, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese.

List of dairy products

List of dairy products
Dairy farming is a class of agricultural, or an animal husbandry, enterprise, for long-term production of milk, usually from dairy cows but also from goats, sheep and camels, which may be either processed on-site or transported to a dairy factory for processing and eventual retail sale.

Stanchion

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For most herds, milking took place indoors twice a day, in a barn with the cattle tied by the neck with ropes or held in place by stanchions.
The metal head bails in dairy barns that lock the cows in place while they are milked.

Vermont

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Dairy farming is also an important industry in Florida, Minnesota, Ohio and Vermont.
Dairy farming is the primary source of agricultural income.

Silage

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Corn, alfalfa, wheat, oats, and sorghum crops are often anaerobically fermented to create silage.
The conditions of dairy farming in the USA suited the ensiling of green corn fodder, and was soon adopted by New England farmers.

Growth hormone

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It is possible to maintain higher milk production by supplementing cows with growth hormones known as recombinant BST or rBST, but this is controversial due to its effects on animal and possibly human health.
In the United States, it is legal to give a bovine GH to dairy cows to increase milk production, and is legal to use GH in raising cows for beef; see article on Bovine somatotropin, cattle feeding, dairy farming and the beef hormone controversy.

Sa'ad

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The dairy farm on Sa'ad was the Israeli leader in 2011 for productivity with an average of 13785 l per head that year.
The dairy farm on the kibbutz was the Israeli leader in 2011 for productivity with an average of 13 785 litres per head that year.

Ubre Blanca

Ubre Blanca, a record milk-producing cow
Dairy farming

List of English inventions and discoveries

English inventions and discoveries
1930s onwards: Developments in dairy farming systems pioneered by Rex Paterson (1902–1978).

Becker Farm Railroad

The Becker Farm Railroad (also known as the Centerville and Southwestern Railroad) was located on the Becker dairy farm in Roseland, New Jersey, US. This 2-inch scale, gauge miniature railway, which featured a live steam locomotive, small-scale diesel locomotives, and small-scale passenger cars, was the brainchild of Eugene Becker.

Bornholm

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Among Bornholm's chief industrial activities are dairy farming and arts and crafts industries such as glass production and pottery using locally worked clay.

Thomas E. Trowbridge

Thomas E. Trowbridge, known as Tom Trowbridge (December 18, 1930 – July 7, 2009), originally a dairy farmer from Carbon County, Wyoming, served as a Democrat in both houses of the Wyoming State Legislature from 1979 to 1986.

H. B. Reese

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H.B. Reese was born on May 24, 1879 on the Frosty Hill Farm, an agricultural and dairy farm located near the Muddy Creek Forks Historic District in York County, Pennsylvania.

Denis Ménochet

Ménochet is known to international audiences for his role as a French dairy farmer interrogated by the Nazis for harboring Jews in the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds.

Cuisine of Ceredigion

The broad and fertile Teifi valley is ideal for dairy farming and mixed farming.

History of women in the United Kingdom

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As in earlier centuries, most women worked in agriculture, but here roles became more clearly gendered, with ploughing and managing the fields defined as men's work, for example, and dairy production becoming dominated by women.