Nov. 9 2020
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a phrase we have all heard and can relate to
Sept. 24 2020
The Wisconsin Farm Related Fatalities report showed 41 farm fatalities in 2017 and 34 in 2018
Sept. 23 2020
‘Tis that time of year again. Everyone’s on edge for obvious reasons; harvest is a pretty big deal. For a lot of the country, it seems like corn in 2020 will be better than it was 2019, and...
Aug. 31 2020
“Never stand behind a horse” were the words my grandfather periodically repeated during my childhood at the farm. Thanks to him, I learned at a young age that I could be kicked and severely...
June 12 2020
My parents bought a farm that came with a house. The house ended up being a bit of a fixer-upper . . . I’m talking very little siding, negligible plumbing, and small animals in the walls
Feb. 20 2020
We have been milking with robots for three months now. The months of construction as well as the retraining of cows were both stressful and labor intensive
Jan. 9 2020
It’s been a while since we have written a blog as we have been busy starting up our milking robots
March 21 2019
We finally placed two robots in our new main robot barn this week. A little over two years ago at the Western Dairy Management Conference, I was sitting at a table talking to two dairymen from Wisconsin
Feb. 26 2019
For many parts of the country, winter teased us with a mild start. Then mid-January hit, and along came snow, frigid cold, record-breaking wind chills, and ice
Oct. 29 2018
The Idaho Dairy Worker Training and Safety Program has been almost three years in the making
May 25 2018
When every dollar counts, dairy producers must decide where to invest their time and resources
May 17 2018
With two years of planning and touring robotic farms under our belts, it is now time to break ground on the next phase for our family farm
March 15 2018
I often have talked about stubborn farmers who make less than desirable patients. My late father never sought medical care
Jan. 5 2018
Have you checked out your farm on Google Maps and Google Earth? How does it look? What can people see?
Nov. 27 2017
“What’s the reward-risk?” opened Tom Overton in his presentation on adoption of new technology at the recent Cornell Nutrition Conference
Oct. 18 2017
Extra thought put into a robot barn design is time well spent
July 12 2017
Safety in the workplace is important for you, your animals, and your employees alike. Like many of you, my children often accompany me at work, and many times that means time in the milk barn
June 29 2017
Have you ever heard the term “set in your ways”? Well, I have, and I know a lot of people who are. Sometimes this can be a good thing, while other times, not so much
June 19 2017
When was the last time you gave any thought to how much milk might be in your bulk tank? There’s a program sponsored by the Northeast Federal Milk Marketing Order that definitively answers...
May 25 2017
While approximately 90 percent of current freestall housing relies upon natural ventilation, there is a growing number of new facilities using a wide range of systems from tunnel to cross ventilation