After arriving at 5:30 a.m. and milking 85 cows, brothers Adam and Matthew Prewitt leave their new farm and head to their grandmother's farm in northern Nelson County to feed more cows.
Four generations of Prewitts dairy farmed in Nelson County as shown by these photos: (from left) Dewey Prewitt, Hank Sr., Hank Jr., and the latest are brothers, Corey, 22, Matthew, 21, and Adam, 18.
Holstein dairy cows graze on the hillside at Milky Whey dairy in Nelson County, Ky., during sunrise on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.
A transmitter attached to the front leg of a cow and the receiver unit on the pole are used to record data about the cow at the Milky Whey Dairy in Nelson County. The transmitter contains the cow's identifying number along with a pedometer to count the number of steps a cow takes between milkings. The information is stored in a central data base at the dairy.
Matt Prewitt inspects the information panel that shows the amount of milk extracted from one of 85 milking cows he owns with his brothers on their Nelson County farm.
Matthew Prewitt attaches a milking unit to a Holstein dairy cow at Milky Whey Dairy during the morning milking on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.
Adam Prewitt (right) hoses out the milking parlor while brother Matthew cleans down the milking units after the morning milking session at the Prewitt farm in Nelson County on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003. After each session the stalls and milking units are cleaned and sanitized.
After working third shift, Hank Prewitt (left) stops by the farm on Oct. 23, to talk with his son, Adam, about some parts to repair a car. Hank only farmed part-time because he couldn't make enough money farming full-time to support his family.