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Our bread, our butter, our pals

Date: 
Mon, 08/31/2015

As dairy and livestock producers, many of us consider our animals not just as a source of income, but a part of the family.

By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

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My Aunt Lois – my dad’s youngest sister – had a very special friendship with one of the cows on our family’s farm. She was a big white Holstein named Creamy, and she was as mild as a lamb. Aunt Lois told me how, as a little girl, she would braid Creamy’s tail and tell the sweet, gentle bovine all her secrets. Creamy was more than just a cow to my aunt; she was a trusted friend. Read more

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