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For years, farmers milked cows by hand. Today, technology is doing more of the work.

Chad Kieffer, a third-generation farmer from Utica, Minnesota, has five milkers for his herd of 350 cows.  The milkers are squat, patient, persistent workers. They hum around the mooing cows. They are robots. In an increasingly automated world, the dairy industry is keeping up. According to Michigan State University, robotic milkers were first introduced in […]