Saturday, February 24, 2024

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<p>Duane Reum, 88, of Lansing, pets a cow after finishing his shift at the Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing on Sept. 28, 2023. Each of the cows at the dairy farm have a designated name and number when they are born, allowing the workers at the farm keep track of which cattle has been milked and return them to their designated stations. Because Reum is with them most mornings from when they are calfs to adult cows, he can identify the cows based off of that identification or from his understandings of their personalities. “She remembered me from being a calf,” he said when one cow stuck their head out to be pet by him.</p>

Duane Reum, 88, of Lansing, pets a cow after finishing his shift at the Dairy Cattle and Research Center in Lansing on Sept. 28, 2023. Each of the cows at the dairy farm have a designated name and number when they are born, allowing the workers at the farm keep track of which cattle has been milked and return them to their designated stations. Because Reum is with them most mornings from when they are calfs to adult cows, he can identify the cows based off of that identification or from his understandings of their personalities. “She remembered me from being a calf,” he said when one cow stuck their head out to be pet by him.