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Clean, happy cows produce the best milk

With a herd of more than 200 Jerseys, Guernseys, Holsteins, and Brown Swiss cows, Eastleigh Farms in Framingham is one of the few raw milk dairies in Eastern Massachusetts.

But it is far from easy to run a farm, said Doug ­Stephan, who bought the 114-acre spread a decade ago. On a typical day he might fix a tractor with a broken hitch; mow acres of hay before dusk; and move cows from one barn to another.

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