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The Last Milking at Dairy Farm, Thrandeston, Suffolk - 11th January 2007

It's the end of an era as another small farm suffers at the whim of market forces and ruthless price competition led by the supermarkets: Dairy Farm in Thrandeston sells the milking herd and closes the parlour after one hundred years of family tradition. Wavy performs the penultimate milking the evening before the herd are taken away; Nosher's there to document the event.

next album: Beer and Kebabs: Nosher Leaves "The Lab", Mill Road, Cambridge - 12th January 2007
previous album: The Christmas Markets of Brussels, Belgium - 1st January 2007

2007 A cow exits the dairy

A cow exits the dairy

2007 Cows in the yard

Cows in the yard

2007 A cow stands around

A cow stands around

2007 The first cows are installed

The first cows are installed

2007 Cows wander into the milking shed

Cows wander into the milking shed

2007 Wavy sticks the suckers on

Wavy sticks the suckers on

2007 A cow kicks off the suckers, splashing milk

A cow kicks off the suckers, splashing milk

2007 Wavy looks down

Wavy looks down

2007 Wavy applies antiseptic to the teats

Wavy applies antiseptic to the teats

2007 Cows in milking stalls

Cows in milking stalls

2007 Outside, cows mill around

Outside, cows mill around

2007 A curious cow comes over

A curious cow comes over

2007 Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm

2007 A cow looks up

A cow looks up

2007 Looking down at Wavy in the pit

Looking down at Wavy in the pit

2007 Wavy does more milking

Wavy does more milking

2007 Feeding stalls

Feeding stalls

2007 Cattle feeding stalls, which look strangely like urinals

Cattle feeding stalls, which look strangely like urinals

2007 A cow's arse, and a milk flow read-out

A cow's arse, and a milk flow read-out

2007 A departing cow looks back

A departing cow looks back

2007 Wavy is surrounded by a load of udders

Wavy is surrounded by a load of udders

2007 Wavy cleans out milking suckers

Wavy cleans out milking suckers

2007 A curious cow licks at the prospect of eating a camera

A curious cow licks at the prospect of eating a camera

2007 The next cow wants in

The next cow wants in

2007 The cows mill around in the dusk

The cows mill around in the dusk

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A cow exits the dairy