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You don’t earn a name like the “Udder Doctor” without knowing a thing or two about the inner workings of the mammary system. Dr. Andy Johnson, based in Seymour, Wisconsin, has 40 years of experience as a veterinarian and has served as a dairy consultant across the U.S. and in 26 countries.

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When you live in a rural area, it’s common to receive visits from neighboring animals. Dogs, cats and even cows or horses sometimes range freely between neighboring farms with little concern for property lines and are usually sent back home with relatively little trouble.

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On every dairy, there are a few key phrases that you can shout across the barnyard in a single breath or mutter discreetly out of your mother’s hearing that are usually met with appreciative chuckles or a groan and a few choice words. We have gathered a few of these gems for your enjoyment. Does anything sound familiar?

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Just a short drive from downtown Chicago and nestled between Lake Michigan and the vineyards that consume the southwest corner of the state is a five-star hotel for cows that is Shuler Farms in Baroda, Michigan.

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Kati Kindschuh of Brownsville, Wisconsin, may be the 2016 Wisconsin State Holstein Princess, but there is more on her resume than smiling and waving. Along with her duties as Holstein Princess, Kindschuh works on her family’s 60-cow dairy farm, attends college full time and participates in competitive cross fitting.

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“When our family business was on the line, the learning curve is very sharp,” recalls Amy Marcoot, president of Marcoot Jersey Farm Inc. “The primary reason I came back to the farm was to protect the family tradition.”

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