1. Farm’s state-of-the-art barn caters to cows

    In the barn at Great Brook Dairy Farm, farmer Mark Duffy and his wife use the robotic DeLaval Voluntary Milking System.

    (EVAN MCGLINN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

     
  2. Beer-mooching cows crash Boxford party

    - A group of partiers was sent out to pasture Sunday when a bunch of bovines decided to drop by and have a couple of brews.

    PHOTO GALLERY: Cows crash beer bash

    (BOXFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT)

     
  3. For dairy farmers, Maine is cream of the crop

    - The Balfour Farm organic creamery operation, about 40 miles south of Bangor, is just over a year old. It sits on 100 acres, where 20 Jersey, Normandy, and Holstein cows graze.

    (PHOTO: JOHN GOLDEN)

     
  4. msnbc:

    “She thinks she’s a horse,” 15-year-old Regina Mayer says of her cow, Luna, who she’s trained to jump over makeshift hurdles.

    Read Luna’s story here.

    Photo credit: Kerstin Joensson / AP

    (via abcworldnews)

     
  5. theweekmagazine:

    Scientists in China have reportedly created a herd of 200 genetically modified cows that produce milk similar to human breast milk. They claim that the human-like cow’s milk could be available in Chinese markets within two years.