Dairy video goes viral

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When Derik Milanesio decided to create a music video on his dairy farm in Strathmore, Calif., last month, he had no idea the attention it would receive. The music video, “Where them cows at,” has gone viral. As of Monday, the video has had more than 8,200 views and the number keeps climbing.

Milanesio, herd manager for Frank Pinheiro Dairy, says he got the idea for the video after watching a friend’s video on YouTube. His friend is a chicken farmer in Arkansas who made a video about the “chicks” on his farm. “I said I can do better than that,” says Milanesio.

With the help of his friend, Marcelo Alves, Milanesio took to filming the video on his farm. The pair spent three days filming in the evenings. Then, six hours on Saturday editing and their first music video was made.

A simple digital video camera and editing software was used. “It wasn’t hard to do,” says Milanesio.

Milanesio says he is surprised at how quickly the video took off. “We weren’t originally planning to share it, but before we knew it had already gone viral,” he says.

The other surprising thing, he says, is that the video was spread by the agriculture industry – “it is amazing to see how the agriculture industry is connected.” The video has been viewed by people from across the U.S.

Milanesio says there are no immediate plans for more videos but he’s not ruling out the possibility, as he and his friend Alves have always wanted to do more.



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Bobbi Rauch    
Missouri  |  August, 24, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Way cool!!!

John M. Smith    
Wapakoneta, OH  |  August, 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM

cute but not smart jumpin out of a moving skid loader into the bucket.

Seth    
NY  |  August, 24, 2011 at 01:16 PM

I can't believe he jumps in that bucket. :/

JFDahl    
Wisconsin  |  August, 24, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Very nice. Great job.

Debi Pankau    
Union Star, Mo.  |  August, 24, 2011 at 02:13 PM

This is awesome! Totally love it! My little brown "girls" would look great here, too!

Debi Pankau    
Union Star, Mo.  |  August, 24, 2011 at 02:18 PM

Really awesome! I totally love this! I think my little brown "girls" would look great with those "girls"!!!

Barbara Martin    
Lemoore CA  |  August, 24, 2011 at 05:33 PM

Hi Derik! Congratulations! I have been so proud to share this video. It represents a great picture of modern agriculture and fun! I think it is important to show "how we roll" and you did it perfectly! Keep up the good work. Our industry needs it. Thanks Barbara Martin AKA Dairy Goddess

Barbara Martin    
Lemoore CA  |  August, 24, 2011 at 05:33 PM

Hi Derik! Congratulations! I have been so proud to share this video. It represents a great picture of modern agriculture and fun! I think it is important to show "how we roll" and you did it perfectly! Keep up the good work. Our industry needs it. Thanks Barbara Martin AKA Dairy Goddess

Suz Schmulian    
Hughson, California  |  August, 24, 2011 at 06:11 PM

Derik, I love this! Reposting the link on my company's twitter page @QAStudio, Inc. Please tell me you're wearing a Cal Poly hat because you're a fellow MUSTANG!!! :)

Derik    
Strathmore, CA  |  August, 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Yes, I am a fellow Mustang.

Suz Schmulian    
Hughson, California  |  August, 24, 2011 at 06:15 PM

Derik, I love this! Reposting the link on my company's twitter @QAStudioInc. Please tell me you are wearing a Cal Poly hat because you are a fellow MUSTANG!!!!! (CPSLO Nutrition Class of 2007, Sigma Alpha Alumna)

Kristi    
WI  |  August, 25, 2011 at 07:23 AM

I loved it! Thank you for sharing!

dairymen Netherlands    
Netherlands  |  August, 31, 2011 at 07:21 PM

Hey, Nice video! good work! Where can I find the video of the chicken farmer?? Bye

Clairette Clementino Wilson    
Petaluma, CA  |  September, 02, 2011 at 01:45 PM

I had seen this on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and thought it was so doggone awesome!! Loved the fact that the 'girls' were all so beautiful!!! What a guy....

Clairette Clementino Wilson    
Petaluma, CA  |  September, 02, 2011 at 01:45 PM

I had seen this on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and thought it was so doggone awesome!! Loved the fact that the 'girls' were all so beautiful!!! What a guy....

Cheryl    
stanwood, wa  |  September, 09, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I love the numbered tags earrings on the girls. Very stylish.

Omar Garcìa    
Torreon Mexico  |  December, 30, 2011 at 01:36 PM

Nery nice. Congratutlations

Omar Garcìa    
Torreon Mexico  |  December, 30, 2011 at 01:36 PM

Nery nice. Congratutlations

Shawna    
WI  |  April, 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Love this!!! Keep up the great work!!!


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