Dairy Cattle

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For decades, Duke Farms raised dairy cattle for breeding and milk production, cultivated field crops, and grew flowers, fruits, and vegetables, often winning awards for their efforts.

J.B. Duke's interest in Jersey dairy cattle was a catalyst in creating the farm and this love of Jersey cattle continued with Doris. After a brief respite, Jersey cattle were again brought to the farm in 1943 in response to the government's appeal for increased production of butter, eggs, and other dairy products.

Photograph: Jersey Cattle, 1950-1955