What is a dairy farm?

Science for Youth July 17, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Holstein Dairy Cow
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A dairy farm is where female livestock are raised for their milk.  The most common dairy animal is the cow.  Dairy cattle produce a lot of milk. Farmers must collect the milk from the dairy cattle every day.  

Dairy farm activities:

  • Milking the cows
  • Feeding the cows
  • Helping mother cows give birth to babies (calves)

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.