I have a confession to make. I am a long time milk-aholic. In my youth I drank it straight, in high-school and college I would go through a gallon a week absolutely drowning bowls of cereal multiple times a day, and now that I’ve given up straight dairy and things like cereal, I’ve replaced liquid milk with it’s solid butter and cheese cousins. Who doesn’t love a salty gruyere or a creamy brie? Who doesn’t love butter on…everything? Yep all of my life I’ve owed a huge debt to our good friend, the dairy cow. Today we learn about how our amazing friends are fed and what impacts the finished product that we love.
5:00 - Large scale vs. small scale farm care. Perception vs. reality.
19:45 - The milking lifecycle of a dairy cow.
25:00 - The daily activities of a dairy cow.
30:00 - The cows living quarters at small farms vs large farms.
34:00 - Grazing dairies.
38:00 - The pros and cons of various types of farming.
45:00 - Getting better over the years.
46:30 - The nutrition work that Nick does.
48:20 - The art and variability of trying to get cows properly fed.
54:00 - Milk buying advice.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner