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Milker is the skill associated with the milking labor. Milkers will milk creatures in a farmer's workshop. There are several milkable animals in-game, including cows, donkeys, sheep and horses. Milk is the ingredient for cheese, which in turn can be used to make high-quality food at the kitchen.
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The exact procedure of milking is a prime example of co-evolution: The dwarf will first place a bucket in the workshop and then lead the cow to the bucket. He will then promptly leave and let the cow do her business. Once the cow is finished she gives a dwarf a whistle and is led back to her pasture, leaving behind a full bucket to be carried off.