This is an interesting video of a modern mega-dairy farm, with “all” aspects visible to the public (well, I’ll bet not all aspects are visible, since they don’t show how sperm is collected, packaged and stored, nor do they show the process of artificial insemination). Visitors get a close up and personal view of the entire process, from the milking barns where they observe cows being milked and fed, and they even can witness live births. This mega-farm also recycles manure into methane that they use to power the operation. Interesting, but I’ll stick with rice milk. [5:02]
A few things they don’t show you include (1) how long those Holstein cows are kept around? A few years, I’d bet (2) how are those cows then slaughtered after their productivity dips? (3) what happens to their calves, especially the young male calves? I’ll bet they are fed into the veal industry within three days ..