Sept. 12 2018
Earlier this month, we lost seven newborn calves in less than two weeks. That’s more than we’ve lost in the last year, and it was heartbreaking
Sept. 10 2018
There is a consistent message that dairy producers have been hearing — Connect with your consumers. They want to know the people who produce their food
Sept. 7 2018
Have you heard of the four-legged milk stool? A popular analogy among author Gary Sipiorki’s talks and Money Matters column articles, he makes the argument that financial awareness is as critical...
Sept. 6 2018
Some dairies have a staff of four people, while others have a staff of 100 people. I can say, though, that most dairy staffs are like family
Sept. 5 2018
Meet Clayton. He is a healthy, rambunctious, bright-eyed boy with a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts
Sept. 4 2018
As summer draws to a close and the air starts to turn crisp, Fairs across the country bring the summer season to close. There’s a certain feeling that just seems to surround “show season
Sept. 3 2018
Last week, the cattle trailer came home from state fair for the very last time as the Griswold family completed their final 4-H event
Aug. 31 2018
In the passing of Maurice “Maury” Core and “William “Bill” Ahlem, the Jersey family lost two of its great leaders
Aug. 30 2018
A dear friend of mine once told me that anyone who could afford to take a couple weeks away from their work really must not be needed at their job
Aug. 29 2018
The last two weeks have been pretty emotional for me. The video “Dear Struggling Farmer” wasn’t easy to share
Aug. 28 2018
As dairy producers, industry members, and associates, we all know about the benefits of milk
Aug. 27 2018
Remember when everyone used to tell you that having a farm blog was a priority — before social media was all the rage? Are farm websites and blogs worth the time to build today?
Aug. 24 2018
Uncertain times in the dairy world make our road to robotic milking scary, but here we go. We are finally finished with our plans to add robots on the sides of our conventional freestall flush barn
Aug. 22 2018
“Hello ma’am, is the owner or the gentleman in charge of the purchasing decisions around?”
Aug. 21 2018
A big part of my husband’s and my decision to come back to the farm was based on the way we wanted to raise our family. There really is no comparison to the values and lessons that this way of life...
Aug. 20 2018
The August Hoard’s Dairyman webinar looked at the top-producing Jersey herds in the country by analyzing nutrition and production performance data
Aug. 17 2018
Summer is coming to an end and another editorial intern is checking out of the office. It has been a pretty incredible summer
Aug. 16 2018
The school bell rang last week and my kids went back to school. Truthfully, it will be an adjusting period for our entire household, as we have three children in three different schools — freshman,...
Aug. 15 2018
Farmers are certainly the last of a dying breed. I’ve watched them fight through snowstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. I’ve known farmers who have worked through migraines, pneumonia,...
Aug. 14 2018
My oldest daughter, Monika, loves gymnastics. She has been swinging from and flipping around on the stall dividers in our barn since she was a toddler