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Dairy Farming Documentary

A family of farmers showcase the art of dairy farming and the caring for the cows they raise. They demonstrate how technology has positively changed the ways...

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This is another video displaying the daily basis of farm animal. Cows are kept in clean and safe conditions and watched over every day. Farmers and workers make sure they take care and clean the cattle and prevent them from getting sick. Once again, antibiotics are only given when cow is ill and they make sure humans dont consume the medicine in our milk. Vets come often to check on the animals and make sure their in well conditions.

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Samin Hoque's comment, February 20, 2013 8:31 PM
If only animals worldwide were treated this way, then there would not be such thing as animal discrimination. As animals are living things they ought to have rights. Think of it this way, if you are willing to treat your pet dog or cat with the care you treat him with, what’s wrong with treating a cow humanly? People argue that animals aren't humans; well that is obviously true, but as living things with human-like features they deserve the right to not be mistreated. This video respects that and should be an example to other farmers who disrespect the animals in their farms. Also I think that the rule about “If the milk has antibiotics it will be dumped out” is a pretty good one. Farmer’s know what is at stake so they are more likely to take good care of the animals.
Lexi Jones's comment, February 21, 2013 8:51 PM
When watching this documentary on a family dairy farm, I was an awe of how these cows are treated. In the past year, I have heard that cows are treated with the worst kind of respect, live in the worst conditions, and are not care for. In this documentary, I see a whole new output to dairying cows. This family actually takes the time to care for each and every one of their cows. They feed them the alfalfa plant, which is the better alternative for corn, and has a real vet come out to their farm and check the health of their cows. What anyone hears now a days is cows always being discriminated and suffering. Now we can spread this news of a new way to dairy cows that are beneficial to the cows and the consumers. Cows are now starting to be treated better.
Mac steel's comment, March 8, 2013 10:20 AM
Cows are treated with some of the best respect because they are your pay check and your way of life when your a farmer
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Animal Care--Taking the Mystery Out of Pork Production at Smithfield Foods

Animal care is central to the success of both Smithfield Foods and our hog production subsidiary Murphy-Brown. Without healthy pigs, we can't produce high qu...

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I was really interested in the video. This video showed the Murphy Brown Company and explained how not all meat industries are the same. Murphy Brown keeps a clean enviroment for the pigs to stay in. They get nurtured, and fed properly. Their diets consists of nutritions and waer is available for the pigs as well. The pigs are given antibiotics on to control and prevent diaseses. They are not given medicine to grow the pigs. Workers at the industry have individual jobs to make sure the pigs are in a good living circumstance.

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Cyan Foster's comment, February 19, 2013 11:12 PM
This film proved that not all farms are heartless. It showed that some farms have actual plans and precautions they take to fulfill the needs of the animals and provide good, healthy mealls for the environment. Murphy Brown is a commendable farm with very healthy animals, and many great practices carried to ensure stress free animals. More farms should take after this clean facility.
Farboad Rahmatipour's comment, February 20, 2013 8:06 PM
I really liked how this video explained that just because you see a certain compony of pork/beef be nasty or unsanitary, that doesn't mean they are all like that. In this video it shows how the Murphy Brown Company isn't unsanitary like most of the other factories. The video explained how they keep all of there pigs in a nice, safe climate, and also kept healthy. they showed how everything there was clean. What also suprised me was that they use anti-biotics only for treating diseases and they dont use it for the animal growth as we saw in the movie "Food Inc."
Emily Tran's comment, February 21, 2013 10:22 PM
It's great to know that Smithyfield pigs are treated well during their lives. All of the treatments and care that is put into raising the pigs makes me curious on how much it costs to raise the pigs. I'm assuming that it's very costly, but worth it. Knowing that the areas where the pigs are raised are clean helps me worry a little less about how dirty the meat will be. I liked how people must shower and change their closing before entering the breeding areas. It helps me know that the workers and visitors are also clean. After watching this video, a new light has shined on how I view the raising of animals.