How a dairy farm works

Photo courtesy Crandall Family Dairy
Photo courtesy Crandall Family Dairy

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOTV) Crandall Family Dairy is busy managing hundreds of cows. Baby calves are born on the farm, ranging from 75 to 125 pounds at birth.

Mature cows weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. They are milked three times a day at Crandall Family Dairy; at 2:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Each cow produces an average of 100 pounds of milk each day. It’s gathered with automated milkers that are manually connected to each cow by a staff member. The milk goes into a tank to cool down and is distributed to area sellers.

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