July 16 2019
June is supposed to be a time to celebrate and promote dairy, but unfortunately, I think what I’ll remember most about June of this year is the extreme level of animal rights activist activity
July 15 2019
A calf does not necessarily die from diarrhea, but from the impact that diarrhea has on the body
July 12 2019
It’s no secret that the younger versions of ourselves looked up to “the big kids.” However, it took me until this year to have the revelation that I was in fact one of those *gasp* “big...
July 11 2019
During this robotic transition, Dad has written several blogs about what all is going on around the farm preparing for startup
July 9 2019
There are times where I know we all struggle with parenting as dairy farmers. Finding a balance between work and family time is basically impossible
July 8 2019
While different philosophies for breeding cattle cover the world, the same general idea of what is a desirable cow still holds true
July 5 2019
We began planting corn on the third of June, nearly six weeks later than we originally planned
July 3 2019
For those of you with kids, or the awesome randos who just appreciate a good Disney movie; yes, the idea for this blog came to me while I was watching Moana
July 2 2019
The internet is saturated with articles about time, money, and happiness. Throw in additional hot topics like health and fitness, and you’ve covered the “how-to” gamut
July 1 2019
As we wind down the annual festivities of June Dairy Month, the Hoard’s Dairyman team has reason to celebrate
June 28 2019
It can be a struggle to continue to be on the top of your game when margins are tight and labor is challenging
June 27 2019
The robot construction on our farm is well underway, and there are not enough hours in a day for all that needs completing before the first cow is milked
June 26 2019
One of the biggest threats to the dairy industry today is not what you would think. It’s not pricing or regulations, and believe it or not, it is not even White House politics
June 25 2019
If there’s anything dairy farmers are very good at, it’s routine. It is our job to do the same job 365 days a year
June 24 2019
My sense of adventure and travel started at just a few months of age when my parents took me to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 21 2019
Growing up as a breed convention attendee and competitor, I knew that the end of the school year didn’t mean the beginning of vacation, hanging by the pool, or even simply relaxing in front of the...
June 19 2019
I started advocating as a means to share my farm with the world, or whoever would listen
June 18 2019
There are a lot of terrible things being said about the dairy industry right now, and it isn’t going to stop
June 17 2019
The breeding age heifer contributes greatly to the future success of a dairy. She can also be the source of lost opportunities. Joe Dalton, University of Idaho, addressed the importance of getting young...
June 14 2019
Most of our Saturday mornings might include feeding calves, chores, or if we’re younger, maybe watching some cartoons to kick-off the weekend