By Nathan Smith

Visit Erath County and you’ll see small family-operated dairies scattered across the rolling landscape. Don’t let their size fool you, though. These farms employ some of the most modern technology to keep their cows safe and deliver that delicious liquid we pour over Cheerios.

Hardworking dairymen like Alan Vander Horst have a two-way relationship with their cows. He depends on his cows to grow and produce milk safely and efficiently. The cows depend on him for care year-round. The result yields a healthy, wholesome drink for all ages.

Get to know a little more about how milk is produced through the video below.