Saturday, May 19, 2012

Graduating To The Milking Herd

Each year The Farmer has several new graduates from the heifer herd to the milking herd. This year I went to the graduation ceremonies and was quite pleased with the commencement speech by the valedictorian, #245. These are the types of cows I want to recruit for C.A.L.F. Here is an excerpt of her speech:

My friends I come to you with high hopes for all of us and a humble heart to be speaking in front of you. We have worked hard alongside one another for the last two, perhaps three years. Now, we have joined the milking herd (loud applause). It has not been easy, some of us have been blessed with better genetics than others, and yet we still have the commonality among us that we are dairy cows.

First let us give thanks to The Farmer who has cared for us these long years. (loud applause). He made sure we nursed our mama cows when we were born to get that colostrum to get us off to a great start. He fed us  grain and hay and put us on green green pasture where we were free to roam. Now, we follow the path of our mama cows before us and give back to The Farmer by way of our milk.

My fellow graduates we can make the world a better place. We can create change. Our milk can make the world a better place. Our milk can build strong teeth and bones. It can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Milk can also bring joy to people's lives. Ice cream on a hot summer day or a large milkshake with two straws for sharing. 

My friends we are the future. Let us join the milking herd and be proud of these accomplishments and those yet to come!

Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.


  1. Agent 101,

    Are you at liberty to say what it is involved in graduating to the milking herd? I would understand if you could neither confirm nor deny the existence of a milking herd.


  2. A heifer will start giving milk after she has her first calf at 2 years of age (or so). Only the best and brightest will then be accepted to the milking herd! -Agent 101