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Old 04-25-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Another headline that caught my eye. I remember cold morning with steam rising from fresh cow paddies as the milk cows stuck their heads through the stocks to eat their morning dose of oats. The Jersey had teats so hard it was like trying to milk a rope. The Holstein's was huge and almost came out by itself. And, don't forget the cats hanging around waiting for their helping of warm, fresh milk.

To be no more? This Telegraph UK article talks about cows walking into a special stall where lasers scan their undersides, decide how much food to feed them then go ahead and milk them! Read about it @ Farm robot lets cow decide when it wants to be milked - Telegraph
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I remember less of that than my cousin washing the teats and attaching the (co-op required) milker and bulk tank that displaced the chickens at the end of the barn, but yeah it is getting to the point that most manual labor on farms and elsewhere is gone. I also remember my grandfather having fingers and hands that were huge and incredibly strong from the activity. Different times.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is yet another example of technological unemployment.
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