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
March 29 2019
Last week, I officially shed the winter coat and put it away. I’m not talking away, away because I’ve now lived in Wisconsin long enough to understand that sometimes April will pretend to be...
March 28 2019
Earlier this month, my daughter Cassie's basketball team had their first loss. It was a tough loss
March 27 2019
There are so many things I’m ignorant about. Home renovations, for example. No matter how many times I watch "Fixer Upper," I still have no idea how to flip a house
March 26 2019
Each year, the Animal Agriculture Alliance releases reports from several major animal rights conferences to help keep our members and the broader industry informed
March 25 2019
When you are wondering what is going on in the world of dairy promotion, where do you go to find the latest information?
March 22 2019
In the 1950s, the U.S. had 22 million dairy cows and the average milk production was 598 gallons per cow
March 21 2019
We finally placed two robots in our new main robot barn this week. A little over two years ago at the Western Dairy Management Conference, I was sitting at a table talking to two dairymen from Wisconsin
March 20 2019
I hear all these people going on the “Keto” diet, and it is driving me nuts! All I can think of is, “KETOSIS IS BAD!”
March 19 2019
I’ll be honest, it’s been hard to find inspiration to put words to my blogs
March 18 2019
Brian Schilling of Schilling Farms LLC, in Darlington, Wis., along with the herd’s veterinarian, BJ Jones, D.V.M., presented “This award-winning herd talks about reproductive strategies”...
March 15 2019
Long before milk prices sunk and dairy producers were looking for ways to diversify their businesses, Hoard’s Dairyman embarked on a journey that recently landed them a top 10 finish in the semi-soft...
March 14 2019
The dairy industry is in a national emergency, or at least through my own lens we are
March 12 2019
Revenue, reliable employees, and record-breaking (and structure breaking) winter weather. Right now, we dairy farmers have more than enough when it comes to serious challenges
March 11 2019
The Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest has roots that run deep for both the magazine and many participants
March 8 2019
The Real Dairy Shootout has been a partnership between the Idaho High School Activities Association, Dairy West, and the United Dairymen of Idaho for over 35 years