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Current Event March 3, 2016

Massive Milk Cows

America's dairy farms today have fewer cows, but those cows are producing more milk than ever before. The dairy cows are being bred to be larger, hungrier, and more productive. The focus on genetics to produce more milk has raised concern among livestock advocates. There are criticisms that the trade-offs are not worth it. Some think that finding ways to keep the cows content will increase milk production. Listen to learn more about the debate about genetics and dairy cows.

Life Science Economics Genetics

Story Length: 4:26

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Harvest Public Media

AIR DATE: 02/04/2016

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