The milking parlor at Schopf's Hilltop Dairy is a state-of-the-art facility. They run three eight-hour shifts and approximately 500 cows are each milked every eight hours. Yes, each cow is milked three times a day! Whenever the shop is open, the milking parlor is in full view of visitors. We were entranced by the process and want to share some photos.
Here is the milking parlor, sparkling clean and ready for the beginning of the shift. Ten cows are milked on each side of the parlor.
We watched this process through three sets of cows...it was fascinating! The milk from this dairy is used to make Land O Lakes products...which are favorites at our house.
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