By Judy Wolfman
Explains the actions that ensue on a operating dairy farm, from the point of view of a kid who lives there.
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35 When a cow’s milk stops flowing, the machine automatically shuts down. The milker drops from the teats. Then a chain that’s attached to the milker pulls the milker out of the way. A computer in the pit shows how much milk each cow gives. It also tells how long it took to milk the cow (usually about ten minutes). All of this information is stored in anoth er computer. This way, we can keep track of each cow’s milk production. After twelve cows in one row have been milked, a worker opens the gate.
She has published three children’s plays, numerous magazine articles, short stories, poems, finger plays, and Carolrhoda’s Life on a Farm series. A retired schoolteacher, Ms. Wolfman has two sons, a daughter, and four granddaughters. She lives in York, Pennsylvania. About the photographer David Lorenz Winston is an award-winning photographer whose work has been published by National Geographic World, UNICEF, and the National Wildlife Federation. In addition to his work on the Life on a Farm series, Mr.
Every time the machine pumps, it 34 gently sucks milk from the udder. It doesn’t hurt the cow at all. In fact, she’s happy to have the milk taken from her full udder. Each suction cup is attached to a hose. As the milk comes out of each teat, it goes through these hoses, then into a small container in the pit. From here, the milk flows through a pipeline, into a receiving jar in the nearby milk house. ) Then a pump sucks the milk from the jar and takes it to a huge refrigerated tank. The tank cools the milk to between 36ºF and 38ºF.