The 3,200 cows at J.M. Larson Dairy live the good life as they produce 25,000 gallons of milk a day.
Mostly, they eat and sleep, either in pastures or inside barns cooled with fans and mists of water. It’s the humans running the place that operates 365 days a year who do all the work.
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Florida’s roughly 123,000 dairy cows produce 272 million gallons of milk per year.
Each Florida dairy cow produces about 6 to 8 gallons each day.
Cows drink 25-50 gallons of water per day.
Cows chew their cud at least 50 times a minute.
One gallon of milk is approximately 345 squirts of a cow’s udder.
Source: Florida Dairy Farmers Inc.