Friday, 9 September 2016

My farming video

Jorjas farming video from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

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.The United States has 9 million cows in 75,000 dairy herds, with an average herd size of 120 cows.Domestic cows can live to 20 years however, those raised for dairy rarely live that long, as the average cow is removed from the dairy herd around age four and marketed for beef. In 2014, approximately 9.5% of the cattle slaughtered in the U.S. were culled dairy cows, cows that can no longer be seen as a great/useful asset to the dairy farm. These animals may be sold due to reproductive problems or common diseases of milk cows such as mastitis and lameness.. This year as we are farmers you might know that it is calving season here, which is very busy and hard! The weather hasn't helped at all, it has been raining here for at least one week on and off and we have even had thunderstorms and hail. As we have had some sick calfs. Do you do farming? comment below!!

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