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Take a peek inside exemplary operations around North America in our videos and slideshows. Also, discover best practices for your farm from industry experts with our multimedia features.

Koopman Dairy, operated by brothers Chad and Brent Koopman in Epworth, Iowa, makes use of two barns that run parallel and are connected by a breezeway. They retrofitted this facility to house two Lely A4 Astronaut automated milking systems in what was once the holding pen for the old parlor.

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Ever wondered what the inside of an udder looks like? Watch as Penn State’s Dr. Robert VanSaun dissects an udder to explain the anatomy of the mammary gland and the causes of mastitis.

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The Oct. 1, 2017 issue of Progressive Dairyman features Tom McClellan of McClellan Farms Inc. who achieves an average milking time of 3.9 minutes per cow. See images of his operation below. (Photos by Julie Ashton.)

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Arethusa Farm is not only a home to champion Holstein, Jersey and Brown Swiss cows.

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It’s safe to say the Alexandre family in California has a passion for animals. Beyond their 4,000-cow organic crossbred herd, EcoDairy Farms is home to 40,000 pasture-raised hens, 250 species of birds and a free-roaming herd of nearly 200 elk.

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