Sept. 23 2021
Compared to our beloved dairy cows, I rarely give compliments to the other large animals — the equines — that our vet team commonly encounters in our daily travels
Sept. 15 2021
Sometimes looking at life from a different angle can totally change your perspective
Sept. 3 2021
Negative images about animal care practices are a bane of the contemporary livestock industry. Undercover videos, out-of-context images, and outright manipulation of visuals are tools of anti-animal
Sept. 3 2021
While I was working on chores in our robot barn the other morning, I watched as the sun began to wake up, slowly transforming the sky from a star-speckled deep denim blue to a magnificent display
Sept. 2 2021
Many different minds have come together to make our barn very unique, especially when it comes to cow comfort
Aug. 24 2021
This year’s Dane County Breakfast on the Farm treated visitors to a modern view of dairy farming
Aug. 20 2021
Farmers usually have to do a lot more than the average person to prepare for a vacation day away from the farm
Aug. 17 2021
Understanding how smoke affects cow health could be critical in the future of the fire-ravaged West
June 15 2021
Many common practices on dairy farms are subject to criticism by consumers and other stakeholders. During the webinar, von Keyserlingk will review approaches that have created concern in the past and discuss...
May 28 2021
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We all know the question. The question can be greeted with inaudible rumblings, flustered body language, or a decisive answer
May 19 2021
I am not an easy person to work with, and I’ve never said or thought otherwise. When it comes to my cows, I am fierce
May 12 2021
In my current position as a veterinarian working for a dairy cooperative, I often get questions from the general public during farm tours or through social media and our consumer hotline
May 11 2021
It seems that agriculture has become the scapegoat for all the world’s problems
May 10 2021
Heat stress reduces intake and milk yield in lactating cows, and it is now clear that heat stress in the dry period dramatically affects the performance of cows in the subsequent lactation, too
April 21 2021
I didn’t grow up wanting to be a farmer. I resented being the farm kid. I couldn’t go to friend’s houses after school because there were calves to feed
Feb. 24 2021
Giving our best to our farm is what makes us a good farmer
Feb. 22 2021
Our farm has been able to keep running despite the nasty winter weather that’s hit this month
Feb. 5 2021
The other night, our robotic milkers called 36 times with one alarm or another. My dad got an early start on morning milking simply because he had been up since 11 p.m. the night prior tending to the robots
Jan. 7 2021
The new year always feels like a refreshed time. Even though it is just one day different, somehow, flipping to the new year on the calendar makes it a fresh start
Dec. 30 2020
While digital dermatitis tends to garner the headlines when it comes to hoof health, sole ulcers remain a real concern