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Big dairy farms not friendly to animals

Big dairy farms not friendly to animals

Eunice Kilmer, Johnstown

 

Recently, I listened to a story about dairy farming in New York state on Channel 13. 

I farmed off and on most of my life. I even tried it in northwest Kansas, rounding up beef cattle on my horse.

That semi-arid flat range is OK for “men and horses but tough on women and cattle.”

I’m sorry, but I believe a lot of the dairy farmers are a bunch of inhumanoids. They think bigger is going to be better. They have a pole barn full of dairy cattle. These animals never get out of this enclosure.

Then they have their babies, which are taken from their moms and tied short. They can’t even turn around. It’s all very cruel.

Big tractors are about $100,000. That’s not the answer. All kinds of farming is very hard. You have to depend on Mother Nature. Don’t get too deep in debt.

“Make do and do without, use it up and wear it out.”

Dairy farmers should love their herds, but I’m afraid most of them don’t.

Eunice Kilmer

Johnstown

 

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