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Dairy cattle have to grow up just like people do. A dairy cow doesn't produce milk until she has a calf. She is about two years old when she has her first calf. Dairy farmers like for cows to have a calf every 12 to 14 months. The pictures below show dairy animals from a baby calf to an adult cow.

Click on the pictures to learn more about the different stages in a dairy cow's life.
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