Feb. 17 2017
The National Dairy FARM program is a voluntary program that promotes transparency in the food supply. It began in 2009 and has gained support from producers, milk cooperatives, and food companies
Feb. 16 2017
I walked into the building and the smell hit me hard. So hard in fact, that my eyes began to water
Feb. 15 2017
Have you ever thought how emerging technologies will affect agriculture in the long run to optimize management and profitability?
Feb. 14 2017
My husband, Glen, and I will celebrate 15 years of marriage later this year. For 12 of those 15 years, we have been dairy farming together
Feb. 13 2017
A couple of weeks ago, dad came into work just flat out mad. You could tell when he stepped out of the truck to just leave him be, so that’s what we all did
Feb. 10 2017
As a young person, people ask what you want to be when you grow up. I remember in the fourth grade that fellow students asked me that very question
Feb. 8 2017
For the past 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has entertained families across the country
Feb. 6 2017
Nearly every dairy farm features some type of data collection or herd management software. It can range from rumination or activity monitors to simple herd tracking with PCDART or Dairy Comp 305
Feb. 3 2017
The everyday hustle and bustle of our lives often cries for time away . . . a vacation on a sunny beach, cool beverages, and the tranquility that a nonstress environment can provide
Feb. 2 2017
Calf feeding shifts and early morning lectures never fail to leave me pressed for time when it comes to breakfast. Most days, I only grab an apple and my backpack before rushing out the door to class
Feb. 1 2017
Every sale I attend is unique. Some include Jerseys, some may be selling Holsteins, some sales have music, and sometimes there are carnival rides. Yes, carnival rides were a part of the festivities
Jan. 31 2017
If there’s one thing dairy farmers know well, it’s that when prices go up, they’ll surely come back down
Jan. 30 2017
Pay attention to equipment abilities and the milking routine because overmilking means under performing in the parlor. Use this quick test to discover if overmilking is an issue in your barn.
Jan. 27 2017
Last week some people were up in arms about red Skittles falling out of a truck on a Wisconsin road
Jan. 26 2017
I was eating breakfast when the newscast I was watching announced our former Georgia governor would be named U.S. Secretary of Agriculture later that day
Jan. 25 2017
Our health is one of our most precious commodities, and it should never be taken for granted. Unfortunately, as people age, the body starts to wear out
Jan. 24 2017
On January 20, 2017, we hung up the milkers in our parlor for the last time. Luckily not for the reason that seems to currently plague our industry – having to call the dairy quits
Jan. 23 2017
After spending a few weeks in Wisconsin during January, I, too, felt I needed a calf jacket wherever I went. Maybe I was just being dramatic, but I felt much more comfortable the more layers I had on
Jan. 20 2017
We pay professionals to do a job. When they do their job well, there are few problems. But, when there are oversights, that’s when trouble begins
Jan. 18 2017
The Golden State is known worldwide as a top producer of hundreds of crops and commodities. Due to the rich, abundant soil and ideal, long growing season, California farmers and ranchers have benefited