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Published July 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cows at the Kieffer family farm

Cows at the Kieffer family farm in Utica, seen June 24, have been trained to walk into robotic milkers, eliminating the need for farmers to milk them. The Kieffers are a two-generation operation using five robots on 300 cows. Robotic milkers, or automated milking systems, are becoming increasingly popular across Minnesota, as producers look to boost milk production and cut labor costs. Associated Press
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