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The basics of dairy farming: Part 1

Over the past 30 years, the number of dairy farms in South Africa has decreased, while the average number of cows in dairy herds has more than doubled. Milking parlours, too, have increased in size, making it easier to milk large numbers of cows daily. Today, four to five workers can milk 300 cows per hour in a rotary parlour with 50 milking

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