Jan. 11 2018
We have learned that having 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year goals keeps us motivated. This has helped us stay at the forefront of the always-evolving dairy industry.
Jan. 10 2018
The single most important time in a cow’s life that could almost forecast her entire lactation is the transition period
Jan. 9 2018
I’ve never been one to set a big New Year’s resolution. I guess with the farm always throwing curve balls at my life, it just feels too heavy of a thing to take on
Jan. 8 2018
I attended the Wisconsin Junior Holstein convention this past weekend
Jan. 5 2018
Have you checked out your farm on Google Maps and Google Earth? How does it look? What can people see?
Jan. 4 2018
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Jan. 3 2018
Just this week, a professor I encountered at Penn State passed away
Jan. 2 2018
I’ll be the first to admit that my husband and I are “genetics junkies.”
Dec. 29 2017
In life, there are moments that shape who you are. Sometimes those moments are happy and sometimes they are not. Today I lost a cow. It was not just any cow
Dec. 28 2017
It’s a date that was a major turning point for our farm. It’s the day our calf program was literally revolutionized
Dec. 27 2017
Before this piece starts the arguments for and against the above stated question, I want to simply open this as a conversation
Dec. 26 2017
There is nothing more intimidating to me in a kitchen than a pile of dirty dishes. The larger it grows the less I want to deal with it
Dec. 22 2017
Earlier this month, I flew to Oregon to milk cows while my dad had surgery. I had instructions and milked with him from start to finish for three days prior to his departure
Dec. 21 2017
All the animals are clipped, the tack is loaded, and the show whites are packed. All of this only means one thing, it’s fair time!
Dec. 20 2017
My Christmas list is rather short this year . . . the only gift I’d really like is to spend time with my family
Dec. 19 2017
I have pulled many newborn calves since coming home from college. I am usually the go-to person when one of our employees sees a cow or heifer struggling to calve
Dec. 18 2017
It took my pal just one minute to call this past weekend to see if I could leave the farm to go horseback riding with him and his daughter
Dec. 15 2017
Cornell University’s Paul Virkler, D.V.M., presented the December webinar, “Troubleshooting mastitis and milk quality programs.” While we often focus on the people and cows involved in...
Dec. 14 2017
It has started to look a lot like Christmas at Hillcrest Farms. The weather has officially become what we consider pretty chilly here in Georgia
Dec. 13 2017
As a farmer, you put your heart and soul into what you do. You live, eat, and breathe the work you do. It is not a job but a lifestyle. It can bring you great joy one moment and heartache the next