Milking Miss Magnolia

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell Skip Milking Miss Magnolia Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Griffin said the breeds that produce most of the milk that is drunk in the United States are Holsteins, Jerseys, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn.“There are only 55 dairies in Alabama so most of our milk comes from Texas and Kansas,” Griffin said. “The body heat of a dairy cow is 102 degrees so they get very hot so, during the summer, they produce less milk.”Griffin said the large dairies have fans and misters to keep the temperature down and the cows cooler so they will produce more milk.A dairy cow eats about 100 pounds of feed a day and drinks about 50 gallons of water a day. You Might Like Scarbrough wins, Jackson new face on commission Incumbent Pike County Circuit Clerk Jamie Scarbrough celebrates with family and friends at the Pike County Courthouse after finding out… read more “Dairy cattle are not judged by their muscle development like beef cattle,” Griffin said but are judged for characteristics that would help them produce the best possible milk. “You might be able to see a dairy cow’s hip bones but it’s the utter capacity that’s important.”Dairy farmers are paid by the pound and 8.6 pounds equals one gallon of milk and it takes 12 pounds of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream.Griffin said that, in today’s market, a dairy farmer would have to have at least 300 cows to break even.She demonstrated the old-fashioned way of milking a cow and pointed out some of the downsides of the slow process of hand milking.“At some point, the milk bucket is going to get knocked over and you’re going to lose your milk and there’s always the possibility of getting kicked by the cow,” she said. “And, the cow has to be milked two to three times a day. That’s a lot of hand milking.”With the automated milking machines, Griffin said 72 cows can be milked in seven minutes.“That’s much faster and it’s almost more comfortable for the cows,” she said. “In some of the larger dairies, the cows are put on a carousel and they’ll almost fight to get on. They really like the carousel.”Griffin said a milk cow has about a 10-year life and, after that, they are ready for the meat market.“They lose their jobs at Chick-fil-A and go to work at McDonald’s,” she said, with a smile.The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a division of the Southwest Dairy Museum, Inc., a non-profit, educational program funded by dairymen across the Southwest.During 2011, 14 Mobile Dairy Classrooms made presentations to more than 875,000 people at fairs, festivals, livestock shows and in school settings. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Amanda Griffin, a Mobile Dairy Classroom instructor, demonstrated how to milk a cow by hand and with automated machinery. A dairy cow gives about 10 gallons of milk a day.School kids receive a lesson in dairy farmingStudents in the Agriculture Academy at Goshen High School got an up close and personal look at the Alabama dairy industry when “Miss Magnolia” visited the campus.The Southwest Dairy Farms Mobile Dairy Classroom is a traveling milking parlor that features a live a cow and an oral presentation. Email the author During two presentations at GHS, Amanda Griffin, a Mobile Dairy Classroom instructor, demonstrated how to milk a cow, described how milk goes from the farm to the consumer and answered questions from the students.Miss Magnolia, a six-year-old, 1,400-pound Holstein, “assisted” Griffin with the demonstration.“It takes nine and half months to calf and a cow can give milk for 10 months after the birth of a calf,” Griffin said. “Miss Magnolia produces about nine gallons of milk a day.” Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Moses to lead the YLD

first_img Moses to lead the YLD She plans to ‘break the myth’ that there are no benefits to being active with the Bar for a young, minority attorney Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Orlando attorney John Fisher said he was reminded of the “Sound of Music” when the nuns were trying to describe Maria and asked, “How do you capture a moonbeam in a jar?”“How do you capture the enthusiasm, effervescence, and drive of Jamie Billotte Moses in a few words? Impossible!”So Fisher took more than a few words to describe his 36-year-old law partner at Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, a single mother of two, and president of the Young Lawyers Division. Among his choice words: “hardworking; focused; intelligent; resourceful; always professional, courteous, and ethical; and constantly upbeat.”At the Bar’s Annual Meeting swearing-in ceremony June 24, when Moses outlined her biggest goal for the year, it is to use those qualities and the passion that defines the YLD to getting more minorities actively involved in The Florida Bar — before they graduate from law school.Recalling the tragic car accident in January that took the life of Henry Latimer, a former judge and Bar Board of Governors member, Moses said: “As we all know, Henry Latimer’s death was a great loss to the Bar. But what was uncanny about his death was the palpable disappointment felt throughout the state. Not simply because a great man and husband and father and Bar leader was lost, but because it appeared the dream of an African-American Florida Bar president had died with Henry Latimer.“Henry’s death should have been about the loss of a wonderful man, not about the death of a dream. Henry would have wanted someone else to fulfill his dream.”While applauding the diversity efforts of outgoing President Kelly Overstreet Johnson and President Alan Bookman, Moses said, “I believe, however, we must start this effort earlier. Law students are often told that they must choose between various student bar associations and are pushed toward minority bar associations, with the suggestion that only those groups can be helpful toward them and their career.”Once out of law school, those minority lawyers migrate to those minority bar associations, Moses said, but the choice is unnecessary because they can be active in both the Bar and minority bars.Moses appointed “four amazing young lawyers” — Maria Armas of Miami, Diego “Woody” Rodriguez from Central Florida, and Sean Shaw and C. Sha’Ron James from North Florida — to travel with her around the state to visit law students and young lawyers.Their mission is to “break the myth that there are no benefits to being active with The Florida Bar for a young, minority attorney,” Moses said.“Henry Latimer should not have had to carry the burden of the entire minority legal population upon his shoulders. We can and must take on the challenge that Henry has left. And this should be our new dedication to diversity.” July 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Moses to lead the YLDlast_img read more