Movie review by Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media
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Powerful documentary has upsetting content, brief language.

NR 2022 94 minutes

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age 5+

The cows.

I looked at this film from the farmers point of view. The cows were in tiptop condition with great care to their feet which is necessary when they’ve been kept in a covered yard over winter. I worked with a much smaller dairy herd when I was in my teens many years ago and the principals really have not changed much although the herds are huge in comparison . The milking machines on their teats haven’t changed much. People want milk and meat - this dairy farm provides both. I thought it was an honest unsentimental film and I would certainly let children see it. The only real criticism I have is the dreadful piped music. I would also like to know how each cows milk yield is recorded. An excellent film that had me hooked from the beginning. I thought it had great educational value.

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