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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
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April 25 2023
It’s not a dairy farmer vacation until you get to take in the dairy scene, especially in another country
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April 24 2023
As anyone who has trucked cattle can relate to, moving animals is not always the easiest task
April 21 2023
Following a lifestyle that includes making decisions that are good for the planet continues to grow in importance to many consumers, especially those that fall in the demographic of Gen Z
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April 20 2023
“Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” is an old George Jones song that discusses the future of country music
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April 19 2023
I know that not everyone has loved my last few articles. When I write, I want to make people think and hopefully start a conversation. Having said that, I want you to know that this wasn’t an easy...
April 18 2023
Having grown up in the showring, I love judging showmanship classes and watching different types of young people on the halter