Breanna Hakeman of Tripoli, IA interned at Granite Holsteins of Fairbank, IA. Owned and operated by Mike and Cassandra Richards, this herd of 100 beautifully-uddered registered Holsteins cows is milked and housed in a newly constructed facility that allows for extremely efficient milk production. With the exception of Breanna this summer, the operation is cared for by 100% family labor. Breanna gained experience in all aspects of the farm, but explained the highlight was being involved in the herd classification. Mike, a 1996 NICC Dairy Science alum, was Breanna's primary mentor.