National Dairy Month: Meet exhibitor Madison Davis
For exhibitor Madison Davis, raising dairy cows is always an adventure. Each day brings something new. Whether it’s an escaped cow roaming the countryside or another emergency on the farm, a good farmer always has to be ready to handle the unexpected.
Not that she’s complaining. She loves her life on the farm. Even though it isn’t easy, she says dairy farming is always rewarding and competing at events like the Kentucky State Fair provide opportunity for friendships to form.
“Getting to spend time with my animals and make new friends are my favorite things about showing,” said Madison, who competes in local and state dairy shows.
Through her time on the farm, she’s gained a lot of patience, learning to adapt when things don’t go according to plan and gaining knowledge to solve the problems as they arise. It’s one of the many life skills she’s gained early. Another is responsibility. Every day Madison works with her cows, feeding, watering and milking. Often it takes more than one person to get all the work done, but it’s all worth it to spend time with her animals and her family.
June is National Dairy Month and we’re celebrating by highlighting dairy exhibitors. Did you know Kentucky has 450 dairy farms and the typical dairy farm has a herd of 107 milking cows? The total amount of milk produced equals 109 million gallons annually.
Dairy cattle will be showing at the Kentucky State Fair August 19-22. To learn more about entering, click here.
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