Sept. 18 2023
It’s the time of year when harvesting equipment is running all day and long into the night. Crops are coming off the fields, manure is moving to the fields, and on a dairy farm, the normal daily...
March 24 2022
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true in many places on a dairy farm, maybe none more so than in controlling disease
Jan. 10 2022
Results are in from a survey the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program distributed last fall
Aug. 19 2021
Some farmers say that their greatest assets on the operation are their equipment, land, and animals
Sept. 4 2020
I have two young children, and keeping them occupied and safe can feel like a full-time job in some situations. This gives me a whole new appreciation and admiration for all the farm moms out there who
June 22 2020
COVID-19 shutdowns and regulations across the country have left childcare operations in a certain amount of flux. In some areas, they are operating at full capacity, others have capacity limits, and still...
July 18 2017
“Whap!” I didn’t even see the hit coming. That sound and the stinging pain were simultaneous. It took place as I was hanging a unit up between two cows when the cow behind me gave...
June 26 2017
Set protocols for people as well as herd management
May 22 2017
Tragically there have been two deaths on Idaho dairies this year involving dairy lagoons. Looking at the past four years, there have been 14 deaths on Idaho agriculture operations
April 24 2017
I grew up on a dairy in Wisconsin before there were slow-moving signs on the hay wagon or fenders on the John Deere, and I am still alive
April 17 2017
The title of a recent Politico article read, “Your farm is trying to kill you.” Its subtitle shed further light on where this story was headed
Jan. 9 2017
As dairies become larger and employ more workers, employees generally have less experience working with modern dairy operations. As this situation has unfolded, dairy owners have become more dependent
Sept. 27 2016
Sometimes heifers bellow for a reason. One group of heifers wouldn’t stop bellowing
May 16 2016
Humans are programmed to need 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep a night. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Every now and then that warning slips across our radar again. "Get enough sleep; it's important." It's also...
April 14 2016
Science shows that "farm kids" are less likely to have allergies, but what about those of us who do? Science has proven over the years that children who grow up on dairy farms run a lower risk of developing...
March 29 2016
Electrical fire serves as wake-up call. Fire. There might not be another word so capable of quickly igniting fear in the hearts of farmers. I'm sure you can imagine the level of panic we felt after smelling...
Oct. 8 2015
Having grown up working in the dairy industry, I know firsthand how hard dairy farm families work to make cow comfort and safety a top priority. Unfortunately, animal rights groups, with the ultimate goal...
Sept. 14 2015
While chopping and packing is old hat for most of us, employee safety is paramount as we head into the harvest season
Aug. 27 2015
Your ability to hear is a onetime deal. Once it's gone, it isn't coming back. Engines. Vacuum pumps. Animals. Motorized shop tools. What do they all have in common? They are found on dairy farms . . ....
July 21 2015
Protect yourself and others by making sure your implements of husbandry are road ready before you hit the streets. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor The roadways can be a dangerous place,...