April 24 2019
I know, possibly more than most farmers, how annoying dealing with the general public can be
April 23 2019
How do you define strength? Does it mean you squat 300 pounds and do 30 unbroken pull ups? Is strength being a dairy producer, waking every morning to face yet another day of hardships — but doing...
April 22 2019
Few articles tell you the common mistakes that hurt your footbath program. These are the top four pitfalls people run into
April 22 2019
Have you ever seen something so outrageous about dairy farming online that you wanted to jump in and tell someone how wrong they were? I have, too
April 19 2019
Growing up and grocery shopping with my mom, I remember grabbing cheese, butter, cottage cheese, milk, and yogurt almost every time we went to the store
April 18 2019
This past weekend, I was stunned to hear that a friend of mine had passed away. He was the same age as me, and we had been friends for more than 30 years
April 17 2019
The Ag Career Exploration (ACE) experience had a new look this year! With the help of a few more organizations, the ACE event took on the goal of preparing for the future by investing in today
April 16 2019
It doesn't really feel like spring has truly arrived yet. Here in the Northwest, we just enjoyed one of the wettest weeks of weather in a long time while the Midwest and East dealt with yet another dose...
April 15 2019
We have been taught there are steps to follow when milking a cow. Books have been written about protocols in the parlor . . . but do they always get followed?
April 12 2019
“He’s named after Grandpa! The highest bull in the world. How cool is that,” I thought
April 11 2019
National Siblings Day happens to coincide with the passing of my brother, Pat. He was killed in a car accident on April 10, 1996, at the age 29
April 10 2019
Have you ever seen the movie The Invention of Lying? It takes place in an alternate universe where people don’t know what lying is until one man invents it
April 10 2019
Mastitis is one of the most common and costly diseases impacting profits and herd health in the dairy industry
April 9 2019
As the buzzer went off, I untucked my jersey and looked up from the basketball court to the stands
April 8 2019
As humans, we all experience stress from time to time. I would bet nearly everyone utters the words, “I am so stressed out” now and then
April 5 2019
Having eyes on your parlor all the time doesn’t sound like a bad thing
April 4 2019
Every week, one member of the Hillcrest Farms team will choose a quote to write on the whiteboard in our office for all to see. The quotes can range from Bible verses, inspirational quotes, or even just...
April 3 2019
I am a husband, father, and a friend every day — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No matter what I have or what I lose, I know exactly who I am and what my purpose is
April 2 2019
My daffodils are fully blooming in the yard and baseball practice starts today. Ready or not, it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived
April 1 2019
Attracting quality candidates for a job is a top complaint among those looking to hire employees