Holsteins, the black and white spotted dairy cattle, are known for their long, lanky limbs and calm temperaments.
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America's Dairy Cows Are Churning Out More Milk Than Ever Before

America's dairy farms are doing more with less. There are fewer dairy cows today than just a few decades ago, but today’s cows are producing more milk than ever. Part of the increase is due to genetics. Dairy cows have been bred to be larger, hungrier, and more productive. That focus on genetics to produce more milk has some prominent livestock advocates ringing alarm bells.
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Holsteins, the black and white spotted dairy cattle, are known for their long, lanky limbs and calm temperaments.
Luke Runyon / KUNC, Harvest Public Media

America's dairy farms are doing more with less. There are fewer dairy cows today than just a few decades ago, but today’s cows are producing more milk than ever.

Part of the increase is due to genetics. Dairy cows have been bred to be larger, hungrier, and more productive. That focus on genetics to produce more milk has some prominent livestock advocates ringing alarm bells.

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