Feb. 23 2023
The benefits of adequate resting time include less stress, more milk production, less lameness, and greater longevity
Feb. 17 2023
Maintaining hoof health is a continuous goal on our dairy, and regular trimming helps us achieve this
Feb. 16 2023
For the past few weeks, we have been keeping our eye on one amazing cow that has far exceeded our production expectations
Feb. 9 2023
Our cows have personalities that make working with them more interesting and only occasionally more difficult
Feb. 9 2023
To win any battle, you need to know where the attacker is coming from, and preventing infectious disease is no different
Jan. 26 2023
One cow on our farm holds a particularly special place in my heart
Jan. 10 2023
About 10% of U.S. dairy cattle were infected with the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in the 1960s and 1970s. Now, about a third of our nation’s beef cattle and almost half of our dairy cattle are infec
Jan. 5 2023
The month of December was a little touch-and-go in our calf barn as we were dealing with an abundance of calves and disease challenges
Dec. 28 2022
In each of the last two years, we have had an early winter “outbreak” of what looks like pinkeye in our bred heifers. They are housed indoors, and there are no flies around at that time of...
Dec. 15 2022
Through the rain and weather, we have been working to keep our cows healthy this winter
Dec. 1 2022
One of our cows tried to jump over a gate, but she was less athletic than she thought
Nov. 21 2022
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infects approximately half of all dairy and beef cattle in North America. Herd owners and managers may wonder whether it is a disease they should fight, and if so, is it a
Nov. 17 2022
Dairy farming is a complex job every day and filled with many unique responsibilities
Nov. 15 2022
The discussion at animal rights conferences held over the past year continued to focus on animal agriculture
Nov. 7 2022
From people to cows, no one likes to be overcrowded, so the goal is to put up facilities that will meet today and tomorrow’s needs
Oct. 31 2022
It can be so easy to get wrapped up caring for the “problem cows,” but our average animals also deserve attention and some true appreciation
Oct. 14 2022
Thanks to some extra care and attention, a premature calf recently born on our farm is doing well
Oct. 10 2022
Despite the opinions of extreme activists, dairy still has a place in the world that should be defended
Sept. 14 2022
Disbudding with caustic paste is typically done within the first week of life, and as early as the first 24 hours. Currently, there is only a small amount of research on caustic paste
Sept. 13 2022
Inflammation: friend or foe?, presented by Barry Bradford, Michigan State University