milking parlor.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

the andrews university dairy had their milking parlor open house this past friday. i thought it would be interesting to check out, so i dragged matthew along with me and this is what we found.

"The modern facility’s process is now streamlined, allowing the simultaneous milking of 40 cows three times each day. The milking machines have automatic take-off devices that sense when the milk flow has dropped low enough to remove the machine and stop milking that cow."

the milk then goes into tubes down below the cows and into the basement.

"i am never eating animal products again!" says matthew.

i'm in the middle of reading the book The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter. by Peter singer and Jim Mason.

it is an extremely eye opening book. if you're not sure where your food comes from, i recommend reading this book. who knows, maybe it'll even inspire you to become a vegetarian, or at the very least become more mindful of where your meat comes from. =]


Irvin said...

milk, it does a body good.

Edsel said...

Got Milk ?


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