Dairy Industry… don’t worry, it’s good!

So my lovelies, today I completed my first morning and evening shift milking! I’ve never milked before so it was a bit scary for me, coming from a beef background I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into! But i can actually say it was such a good experience!

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My morning started with pushing the cows up into the collecting yard, then running them into the parlour. Once in, the cows udders were cleaned and the unit was put on. ( I never realised how heavy they are!) when the cow was dry, the unit would come off and clean the udders again and then ran through a foot bath which helps prevent lameness.

After being kicked, pooped and wee’ed on, the morning was done and I spend most of the day in front of the telly ( after I helped feed the pigs )

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The evening shift when a lot bette with no injuries and no mess ( well, no mess on me anyways!) the cows did the same as the morning and it perfect!

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Milk from cows on antibiotics was milked from the cow into a different tank and was thrown straight down the drains! I can’t stress this enough; the milk is never consumed by humans! Watching the milk been thrown away it really makes you think about a lot of dairy farms that are going out of business because of the supermarkets and it’s poor pay.

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The whole day was so enjoyable and I would encourage everyone who wants to give it a go, to do it! You’ll love it!

Support Dairy Farming

Mali x

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