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The Future of Dairy Farming: Robot Milkers

At his dairy operation in rural Maryland, John Fendrick has seen the future for milking his cows, and it is robotic.   Gone are the quaint days of milkmaids, milk stools and the pit-pat of a stream of milk into a tin pail in a bucolic barn setting. At Woodbourne Creamery about an hour outside of Washington, D.C., it is robots doing the work that Fendrick admits he doesn’t care for.   “I don’t like milking,” he told VOA during a recent tour.   Fendrick is one of a growing...

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