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France's farmers treat their cows to high-tech milking

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February 21, 2014
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France's family farms experiment with costly high-tech robots to milk, feed and monitor their cows. With wired cows producing up to 40% more milk than those cared for by hand, farmers hope the splurge will yield promising results. Duration: 01:56 Video provided by AFP


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