July 6 2022
Cows are remarkable creatures, but it is up to us to unlock their potential by providing basic elements including water and enough access to it
June 29 2022
The standards we know best can sometimes be just what’s needed to solve a problem
June 13 2022
Genetic selection for improved hoof health is one opportunity to reduce lameness, which affects about 50% of dairy cows and results in economic losses, poor health, and suboptimal animal welfare
May 19 2022
Though we might not always be set up to succeed, dairy farmers overcome challenges every day to care for our animals and our business
May 17 2022
Be ready with these facts to share agriculture’s sustainable story whenever you get the chance to talk to people in the general public
May 16 2022
It was once common practice to treat nearly every fresh cow with a bottle of calcium intravenously (IV) to ward off milk fever, or clinical hypocalcemia
May 13 2022
With the heat comes the flies, and our farm uses several methods to keep these pests off our cows
May 12 2022
Hypocalcemia and the transition cow was presented by Jesse Goff, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
May 10 2022
We look for the sweet spot, but extremes in prices and weather swing dairy farms up and down
May 9 2022
An original piece of art and a quote by W.D. Hoard commemorate the hardworking dairy cow
April 29 2022
Animals can get themselves into tricky situations that require fast thinking and careful maneuvering to remedy
April 28 2022
Consumer expectations and farmer responses to whether cows should have pasture access may vary, and in between there is a lot to think about
April 15 2022
Our calf ear tag numbering and coloring system has gone off the rails due to production and supply chain issues throughout the country
April 14 2022
When we make adjustments on the farm, some are more successful than others, but we are continually learning and improving the herd
April 7 2022
Taking our time is necessary on the farm but also teaches valuable lessons
March 25 2022
“They look like corporate, professional people wearing suits,” my friend exclaimed as I was talking to her about the Alliance’s work monitoring animal rights extremism
March 24 2022
Cows like routine just like humans do
March 17 2022
There are some things in life that are just ridiculously satisfying. You may have seen those videos on social media where something so simple is strangely pleasing to watch
March 10 2022
March may be a crazy month, but knowing that our heifers are safe and that folks have resources to ask about agriculture makes it all worth the time
March 4 2022
Whether playing music on the radio during milking or humming tunes to cows while training them, smooth melodies help keep our cows (and ourselves) calm