Tim Iwig and his nephew, Andrew Byler, 26, make up part of the chocolate milk-bottling assembly line.
Courtney Iwig takes a break while cows are being milked by the machine.
Tim Iwig does a lot of feeding by hand with buckets of ground corn. A mix is added to make up part of the diet of younger stock.
Andrew Byler, 26, cleans up in the processing area.
The Iwig Family Dairy is slowly being surrounded by the city.
Courtney Iwig feeds some young calves fresh milk every morning once the milking is completed.
Larry Linden, Topeka, is a regular customer who drives from north Topeka for the fresh milk.
The Iwig's 20-year-old daughter, Courtney, gets up at 5 a.m. to start the daily milking and continues the routine throughout the day.
The Iwig dairy is a family-run operation. Courtney Iwig, 20, helps her father, Tim, and cousin, Andrew Bylar, bottle chocolate milk. Courtney's day typically starts at 5 a.m., when she helps her father with the milking.
Iwig's daughter, Courtney, 20, who does a lot of the chores around the farm, takes care of feeding the young calves.
A sign on the road marks Iwigs' family dairy.
The Iwigs' family seal is displayed on rock outside their dairy sale building.
Part of Tim Iwig's morning is to feed the cattle. He dumps a bale of hay into a grinder and then distributes it to the cattle.
Tim Iwig feeds some of his milk cattle at the family farm near Tecumseh. The Iwigs have operated the farm west of Lawrence since 1910.
Tim Iwig keeps the cows moving along.
A milking machine handles all the work of getting the final product, which is pumped to a holding tank for processing.
Tim Iwig, left, and his father Warren Iwig, right, work side by side every day, keeping up the famlly tradition.
Tags in the ears mark each cow for age and type.
Laurel Iwig, part of the family operation, makes sure all bottled milk is dated and cycled on the shelves in the cooler.
A young calf gets a bottle of fresh milk after the milking is over.
Fresh full bottles of chocolate milk pass through the bottling machine, while clean bottles move in to be filled.