From the Archives – Katy Gerben

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: From the Archives, March 31

University of Nebraska professor A.L. Haecker poses with legendary dairy cow Katy Gerben. In 1913, Katy Gerben broke the world record, producing 18,573.4 pounds of milk, which contained 727.85 pounds of butterfat. In her 20 years of production, Katy Gerben produced 166,456 pounds of milk and gave birth to 14 calves (nine bulls, five heifers).

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