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Wisconsin. Fewer than five percent of the nine million US dairy cows are now milked by robots, but in 2019 the share may rise to 25 percent. Walk-up milking robots that feed cows who enter can milk 60 cows a day, so that a 300-cow dairy could do its milking with five robots that cost $200,000 each.
The New York Times reported January 29, 2018 on the debate over whether children should be allowed to operate machinery on their family's farm. Federal law allows children of any age to " work at any time in any job" on their parents' farms, and efforts to restrict younger children from operating machinery on relatives' farms were dropped after protests. Children as young as five operate equipment on Wisconsin dairy farms, where there have been several tragic accidents.