Jan. 20 2020
While we are not at $20 milk quite yet, a boost of over a buck is a step in the right direction. Mark Stephenson gave his predictions for the upcoming year in “The dairy situation and outlook for...
Jan. 17 2020
There is no doubt many of us in the dairy industry were ready to see 2019 in the rear view
Jan. 16 2020
I recently listened to Kenny Chesney's song "Don't blink" and tears streamed down my cheeks, because let's be honest, we all can relate just how fast time goes by
Jan. 15 2020
We all know that PETA has an affinity for fabricated and overexaggerated photos, videos, and situations to make every farmer look evil
Jan. 14 2020
This time of year can seem rather melancholy, especially if you live in a state that experiences winter conditions
Jan. 13 2020
How long have we heard that fluid milk must innovate in order to combat declining consumption? With such a dynamic marketplace, it seems that simple white milk is sometimes lost in the shuffle
Jan. 10 2020
It might be a new year, but some things never change. I don’t expect a new reaction this year after I reveal what I’m studying in school and what I’m passionate about
Jan. 9 2020
It’s been a while since we have written a blog as we have been busy starting up our milking robots
Jan. 8 2020
In a 24-hour period, you only have so much time to get things done. On the farm, it seems like you need at least 25!
Jan. 6 2020
The holidays are one of my dad’s favorite times. It might be that all of his children are home or all the sweet treats my sister makes. But, I think it is the chance to hear from friends and family
Jan. 2 2020
I'm probably not alone when I say, "Bring on 2020!" To me, 2020 seems pretty big; a start of a new decade, and hopefully the start of some much-needed good luck for us all
Dec. 17 2019
Just a few months ago, a lifelong dairyman of 50 years suddenly passed away. In reflecting upon the humble farmer who put others and his cattle before himself, the officiant shared his unique perspective...
Dec. 16 2019
During the December Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, Bill Weiss from The Ohio State University about ration management during the transition period in “Feeding cows to reach their peak.”
Dec. 13 2019
I grew up absolutely living for contests such as Dairy Bowl, dairy judging, management contests, showing, and so much more
Dec. 11 2019
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck . . . It’s going to taste like a duck!
Dec. 10 2019
You know those inspirational posters that hang in classrooms and doctors’ offices? They are there to instill a sense of purpose in those who read them
Dec. 9 2019
Last week I taught class of high school juniors and seniors about marketing, and we were discussing where their target audience would be using social media
Dec. 6 2019
There are a lot of farmers out there this year feeling pretty grinchy. Winter is coming, some of us are still harvesting, our finances aren’t getting any better, and with the recent news of Dean’s...
Dec. 5 2019
It’s the time of year to count our blessings. Let me hit rewind for a moment and recap our Thanksgiving
Dec. 3 2019
I was fortunate to have my sister, Megan Carey, spend her Thanksgiving holiday with us in St. Louis. We grew up on our parents’ dairy farm in Florida, and both stayed in the dairy industry albeit...