Today’s featured farm at the Dairy Cow Birthing Center is Merrell Dairy of Wolcott, New York. The Merrell family milk 2,700 cows and milk them on a rotary parlor, which their son described as a “merry-go-round”.
Karen Merrell, owner of the farm with her husband, Jon, says, “One of the things that I really enjoy is just seeing the miracle of life on a daily basis, whether it be new animals being born, whether it be watching a baby calf grow into an animal that’s getting ready to have a calf of her own and become a milking animal. Watching the crops grow in the fields, you know the seeds turning into plants and growing into a corn crop and we get to watch those miracles of life everyday all around us. And not everybody sees that and I think that’s pretty neat.”
Hear her story and see the passion the Merrell’s take in caring for their animals and providing a quality life for their family.
To learn more about the Merrells, dairy farms in New York State and have the opportunity to witness one of the “miracles of life” Karen speaks of in this video, visit the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair, August 21 – September 1, 2014 or follow New York Animal Agriculture on or Twitter. This video is one of six videos that showcase the pride and progress of New York dairy farmers.