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Jessie Perrine does her best to milk a cow in a cow milking contest Wednesday during June Dairy Days at Culver’s in Baxter. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)

Reporter gets second chance at cow milking

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There's a real technique to milking a cow by hand. You can't just tug and expect milk to come out.

I learned that lesson the hard way between the last two June Dairy Days cow milking competitions, where area community leaders compete to see who can get the most milk.

At last year's contest I placed a shameful last with just about two squirts of milk. The organizers of the event were kind enough to measure it in at 0.1 ounces. I know the truth, though.

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