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
July 15 2019
Most dairy producers understand that healthy, efficient cows generate the greatest returns. With feed attributing to nearly 70% of total production costs, constant effort and creativity are required
July 12 2019
It’s no secret that the younger versions of ourselves looked up to “the big kids.” However, it took me until this year to have the revelation that I was in fact one of those *gasp* “big...
July 11 2019
During this robotic transition, Dad has written several blogs about what all is going on around the farm preparing for startup
July 9 2019
There are times where I know we all struggle with parenting as dairy farmers. Finding a balance between work and family time is basically impossible
July 8 2019
While different philosophies for breeding cattle cover the world, the same general idea of what is a desirable cow still holds true
July 5 2019
We began planting corn on the third of June, nearly six weeks later than we originally planned
July 3 2019
For those of you with kids, or the awesome randos who just appreciate a good Disney movie; yes, the idea for this blog came to me while I was watching Moana
July 2 2019
The internet is saturated with articles about time, money, and happiness. Throw in additional hot topics like health and fitness, and you’ve covered the “how-to” gamut
July 1 2019
As we wind down the annual festivities of June Dairy Month, the Hoard’s Dairyman team has reason to celebrate