A Day in the Life of a Wisconsin Dairy Producer

Before the sun even peaks above the horizon - some of Wisconsin's hardest working people are starting their day including the Otto's of Milladore.

Jodi Otto say they get up about quarter to 4 every morning to take care of the animals she calls her "girls." And while Jodi get the milking parlor ready, her husband Brian heads out to the barn to round up the first batch of lucky contestants.

And as the cows make their way to the milking parlor, things begin to move like clock work. The cows pretty much know exactly what to do, making Jodi and Brian's jobs that much easier.

While milking out the cows, Jodi listens to the latest agricultural news on the radio. Meanwhile, Brian is busy on the other side of the farm wearing many hats.

Brain say, "You have to know a little bit about everything. You don't just come in here and milk cows everyday."

He's busy being a nutritionist, a mechanic, a veterinarian, and a breeder just to name a few.

And while for the most part things run smoothly - you have to be ready for anything when it comes to life on the farm.

For the Otto's, being dairy producers are not just a way to make an income, they think of their "girls" as a part of the family and don't like to be away from them.

Jodi and Brian says their work never stops. They're busy 24 hours a day, 7 days, a week, and 365 days a year with the cattle and 350 acres of farmland.

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