Big Dairy on the Prairie
Nebraska dairy farmer Todd Tuls plans to break ground in March for what will be the biggest dairy operation in Rock and Walworth counties.
Photo by: Cat Szalkowski-Patneau
Workers milk 6,000 cows three times a day at Butler County Dairy. This milking parlor holds two rows of 45 stalls. A second parlor is adjacent to the first. From a holding area beyond the parlor, cows file into the stanchions above the heads of the workers. When they’re done, the cows file as a group back to their pens. It takes 45 minutes to move a group of more than 300 cows from the pen to the parlor and back.« Previous Next »