You know what label I am tired of hearing, “factory farm”. What does that even mean? “That farm has large barns and a lot of cows, so it must be a factory.”? The term has such a negative association. Have any of you used this term before and made an assumption that the cows aren’t happy and the farm isn’t family owned? Have you ever stopped to talk to the farmers to find out why they chose to have a particular number of cows, why the cows are housed in large free-stall barns, or if the farm is family owned?
On our farm, we milk 500 cows and on the farm I grew up on, they milk 1,500 cows. Due to their size and modern facilities, both would fit into the “factory farm” stereotype. However, neither farm is anything like a factory. Both dairy farms are family owned and operated. Did you know
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