July 12 2022
Overseeing dairy manufacturing keeps my days variable and full
July 11 2022
“The transition period requires cows to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a very short amount of time,” said Curt Vlietstra, D.V.M., Boehringer Ingelheim. “Due to metabolic demands...
July 11 2022
If you like old tractors and agricultural history, you’ll enjoy hearing how I ended up with a little red show tractor
July 8 2022
An abundance of new calves has us spending more time working in our calf barn, so we rely on our farm kittens for some amusement
July 7 2022
My dad spoke at the funeral for a man who worked for us for most of his life and did his own rendition of “So God made a farmer.”
July 6 2022
Cows are remarkable creatures, but it is up to us to unlock their potential by providing basic elements including water and enough access to it
July 5 2022
We brought back the beloved Gopher Dairy Camp for the summer of 2022, and I couldn’t be happier with how it went
July 4 2022
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the price of starch and protein is extremely high. It follows, logically, that silages are also being valued at a premium – oftentimes more than double...
July 1 2022
Your dairy experience can bring value to careers both inside and outside of agriculture
June 30 2022
Learning to trust myself and my abilities in my role on the farm has been the most important skill I’ve had to learn
June 29 2022
The standards we know best can sometimes be just what’s needed to solve a problem
June 28 2022
Framing our conversations around sustainability makes the word mean something farmers and consumers can grab on to
June 27 2022
From cow-side data entry and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs) to collaborating with your team, herd management software should keep up with your dairy today – and tomorrow
June 27 2022
Hear it from a college senior – take every opportunity you can get to grow and learn to build a better future for yourself
June 24 2022
In the hustle and bustle of busy summers on the farm, we often forget how lucky we are to do what we do every day. It’s the moments we take to invite others into our world that give us newfoun
June 21 2022
After years of drought and fire threats, we are now faced with extra moisture while other areas are dry
June 20 2022
Raise your hand if you have either said or heard, “If I could just increase my herd’s milk production . . . ”What if I said there is a way and it’s simple?
June 20 2022
Telling the dairy story is a challenge that agriculturalists are faced with, but reaching consumers with this story can be as simple as serving a hot meal
June 17 2022
From past to present, Guernseys have been a staple at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, and in 2021 the herd earned some new production awards
June 16 2022
I followed my dreams and goals even if it wasn’t the most popular route because it’s what I believed in