By: Lee Williams , Herald Tribune
MYAKKA CITY — The ocean of milk produced at Dakin Dairy — more than 4.6 million gallons annually from 2,400 cows, milked three times per day — makes its way into 700,000 homes throughout Florida.
Dakin Dairy has become an institution.
The dairy's cows are almost coddled.
Twice a day they're fed fresh-cut grass grown on the property, mixed with grain, hay and minerals.
The special diet is closely monitored by an on-site nutritionist.
Misters spray the cattle with cool water on hot days.
The result is a sweeter tasting, whiter milk.
Even with its improved taste, when prices tanked last year, Dakin suffered….