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
Aug. 2 2019
Dairymen and women know there’s always room for improvement on the farm. That concept of constantly improving is a key at Maddox Dairy in Riverdale, Calif., where consistency is the focus
Aug. 1 2019
This summer our stress level has been heightened. From late planting to shortage of labor to a barn fire — we are undoubtedly overwhelmed and tense
July 31 2019
I usually write this blog on Monday to be published on Wednesday. So today, for me, is Monday. Over the last year, I’ve been a little more open about my mental health struggles, but after the last...
July 30 2019
820 million. That’s the number of people in the world that remained food insecure in 2018
July 29 2019
The most important part of generating lots of views on YouTube is the content. Bad content or content that doesn't resonate with the YouTube audience will never work
July 26 2019
For some, the slightest mention of anything “sustainable” might ignite an indifferent facial expression. For others, they grab the word right out of the sky and embrace it
July 25 2019
We are in full swing corn silage harvesting mode here at Hillcrest Farms. Last week temperatures rose to 100°F and higher and the humidity was right there with it
July 24 2019
A few months ago, I caught wind of a new group being formed — the California Cattle Council — and I was not amused
July 23 2019
sat in rush hour traffic in Oregon’s biggest city, Portland, the other day. It’s something I avoid at all costs, but then again, I try to avoid driving to the big city for anything
July 22 2019
Last month over 30 4-H, FFA, and post-secondary students from the United States traveled to Scotland as part of the International Dairy Judging Tour
July 19 2019
We see it all the time. The constant reminders to not only provide our cows with water, but quality water from a clean trough, bucket, and so forth
July 18 2019
It’s a day that we will never forget. At a quarter past one in the morning, my husband got a call from his mother, and she was screaming "Fire!"
July 17 2019
I get that not everyone wants to put themselves or their farm out there on social media for the world to see. It’s a lot. You have to be pretty strong to withstand all of the criticism and anonymous...
July 16 2019
June is supposed to be a time to celebrate and promote dairy, but unfortunately, I think what I’ll remember most about June of this year is the extreme level of animal rights activist activity
July 15 2019
A calf does not necessarily die from diarrhea, but from the impact that diarrhea has on the body