Aug. 30 2019
Ventilation is a key component of barn design. Natural ventilation and tunnel ventilation are two common options for dairy barns
Aug. 29 2019
Around our kitchen table, there has been a lot of talk about babies lately. At our farm here in East Moline, Ill., we have a baby boom going on
Aug. 28 2019
My biggest annoyance with animal activists is that they tend to focus on how similar animals and humans are, and they’re not completely wrong
Aug. 27 2019
This year’s forage production, particularly the alfalfa crop, has been scarred by 2019’s volatile weather
Aug. 26 2019
Who are you more apt to listen to? Your peer — A person who is going through the same experience as you, who is the same age as you, and who worries about that same things as you. Someone you don’t...
Aug. 23 2019
Nestled in Gallia County, Ohio, is a 25- to 30-cow dairy and home to Nick and Celeste Nolan
Aug. 22 2019
“Did you check the tanks?” “Yes.” “Did you check the temperature charts?” “Yes.”
Aug. 21 2019
I was recently asked a question that I had not been asked before, and I had to think about it for a second
Aug. 20 2019
The same question has been raised time and again in conversations about the future of the dairy industry
Aug. 19 2019
It has been said that you cannot manage what you cannot measure. To many, cow comfort is not something that is easy to evaluate
Aug. 16 2019
At the beginning of my fall semester in 2018, my only concerns were keeping up with classes and dairy judging
Aug. 15 2019
Earlier this summer, I was on a search to find the right clipper blades. This challenge reminded me once again that the dairy business has changed, and that holds true in the showing world, too
Aug. 14 2019
Ah, fair week. As a farm kid, fair week has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year
Aug. 13 2019
One of my goals in writing these blogs is to bridge a gap that I have perceived between the farming side of dairy and the processing side
Aug. 9 2019
The forthcoming crisp fall air will also welcome in the continuation of the tanbark trail and the beginning of dairy judging contests
Aug. 8 2019
We have done a few tours over the years for other dairy farmers, federal and state representatives, friends, and our own family. Up to this point, we have never really given tours to the public
Aug. 7 2019
Let me tell you a story you may have not heard before. Many moons ago, there was but a few drinks to pick from on store shelves
Aug. 6 2019
Today, my family will lay my grandfather to rest. In his casket, we’ll place a bottle of whiskey for his safe keeping into eternity
Aug. 5 2019
The auction yard has long been a gathering place for those in production agriculture. Other than an obvious location to sell their livestock, it served as a meeting place for farmers
Aug. 5 2019
World Dairy Expo 2019 is just around the corner and soon attendees and exhibitors will be collecting ‘Tools for Dairy’s Progress’ during the annual event