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By Carrie Antlfinger The Associated Press

Researchers say happiness turns dairy cows into cash cows

SAUK CITY, Wis. — Dairy farmers, take note: The key to turning your dairy cow into a cash cow is udder happiness.

Give her a bigger stall, increase air circulation and provide some shelter to prevent overheating.

That’s according to a University of Wisconsin initiative that focuses on making dairy cows happier so they provide more milk.

Nation’s best cheesemakers out to prove it in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — The national cheese spotlight this week turns to Wisconsin where else? as judges get ready to sniff, taste and touch thousands of samples in the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

The national contest alternates each year with the world cheese-off. Judging is Tuesday and Wednesday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, with winners announced Thursday.