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May 29 2023
There is no doubt that dairy judging can be stressful
May 26 2023
Between an impending visit from the inspector, Mother’s Day passing us by, and some upcoming events we want to have the farm in top shape for, we’ve been taking any chance we get to do extra...
May 24 2023
Stress is part of life, and in some ways, it can motivate us to do better and be better
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May 23 2023
What is it about farm kids and mud puddles? They’re like moths to a flame!
May 22 2023
It seems crazy how a four-legged animal can determine the direction of your life
May 19 2023
I took a walk out to our calf hutches last week to begin summer preparations to that area of our farm
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May 18 2023
Let’s talk about first-calf heifers, or, as I like to call them, first-calf velociraptors
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May 16 2023
For the 93rd year, our office flooded with mail from around the country as dairy farmers, youth, companies, and enthusiasts sent in their placings in our annual Cow Judging Contest
May 15 2023
One of the reasons I love hanging out with people in the agricultural community, especially dairy farmers, is because it is so easy to start a conversation about all the classic debates
May 12 2023
I know they are a weed, but I still think dandelions are pretty
May 11 2023
With spring upon us, everyone is moving at a heightened speed to get each field prepped and planted
May 10 2023
When we started milking in our robotic milking facility, we were fetching cows that hadn’t come up to milk on their own seven to eight times per day
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May 9 2023
Who could have predicted that playing video games would become a global billion-dollar industry? And yet, here we are
May 8 2023
Number one rule of crisis planning: prepare for the crisis before it happens. You’ve likely seen the devastating headlines by now about the farm fire in Texas that took the lives of thousands of...
May 5 2023
If you are an avid reader of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine, you might know a thing or two about the history of the company, the magazine, and the man who started it all
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May 4 2023
When I was growing up, it seemed as if we kept our stories to ourselves. Social media wasn’t a big deal when I was younger, so I didn’t really tell folks what all went on in my daily life
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May 3 2023
One of the best parts of going to a conference is, undoubtedly, perusing through the trade show
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May 2 2023
My first cow was Star. She was a beautiful, mostly black Holstein that was large in stature and a gentle, old soul-type personality
April 28 2023
This week, I painted a few brushstrokes of pink and cream paints in our nursery in preparation for the birth of our baby girl in August. While this will be our first child, I will say that I am no stranger...
April 26 2023
Each region has its own weather pattern and thus, its own cropping schedule. In late February I was talking to a dairyman down in Louisiana who was gearing up for corn planting the next week