The life of a cow requires long hours and hard labor.
Dairy Farmer Mary Jane Miller's alarm goes off at 2:00 in the morning.
"I have always said cows remind me a lot of people, and people remind me of cows," she said as she greets her cows.
On this farm near Wichita Kansas, the cows eat just like people. They get something we all like.
They're fed six to 800 pounds of chocolate a day. It's unloaded, dumped, mixed and put into the cow feed every day.
Orville Miller, Mary Jane's husband, said they get scraps from a chocolate factory that would typically go to waste.
"A friend of ours worked there in maintenance at the factory and he calls and said, 'could you use chocolate?'" Orville shared.
Each cow eats about 6 pounds of chocolate a day. That's about 5,000 pounds for this farm each week. It's not getting them fat; it's just giving them energy.
"Oh yeah, chocolate is high in energy," explained animal nutritionist Verton Miller; "It's good for the cows. I mean, the two prime things we need for cows is energy and protein."
Chocolate isn't their only special treat. They also like Mexican.
"It's corn meal and corn soft taco shells, Mexican cheese, refried beans, you name it," Orville listed. "It's just kind of a combination of some high-fat, high-energy feed."
It's a cheap way to get milk and other dairy products. These cows are sounding more and more like Texans.
Just because we know you're thinking it we'll clarify. No, they're not eating enough chocolate to make chocolate milk.
"I love it. People think what - chocolate milk? What's going on here? I say no, we don't feed enough to get chocolate milk, but the cows like chocolate just like we do," Orville said.
With the triple digit heat, drought, and rising corn prices, the farm was hit hard. This creative way of feeding has kept costs down and the cows happy.