Author: Ray Prock Jr

Is my milk safe?

Cleanliness and safety is something that we think about before we even think about milking the cows. Cleanliness starts with the cow beds andalso by keeping our cows healthy . We wash our milk pipelines three times a day once between every milking shift, the milk tank is washed once a day after it has been emptied … Continue reading

Is my milk safe?

Cleanliness and safety is something that we think about before we even think about milking the cows. Cleanliness starts with the cow beds andalso by keeping our cows healthy . We wash our milk pipelines three times a day once between every milking shift, the milk tank is washed once a day after it has been emptied … Continue reading

National Cheese Lover’s Day

Hey Cheese Lover’s today is your day so vote for up to 3 of your favorite cheeses below. Feel free to add any not here. Related articles celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day on January 20 (foodtruckadventure.com) Artisanal Cheese Honors “National Cheese Day” With a Facebook Comment Contest to Win Affineur Collection!!! (marcellathecheesemonger.com) Cheese lovers. (fitfabflawless.wordpress.com) … Continue reading

Cow Bling!

On our farm we use eartags to give each animal an unique identifier that allows us to keep important health records for each animal. Here are a few pictures that show the tags up close. The tags are applied in a similar fashion to earrings through a soft portion of the ear. Each tag is … Continue reading

Cow Bling!

On our farm we use eartags to give each animal an unique identifier that allows us to keep important health records for each animal. Here are a few pictures that show the tags up close. The tags are applied in a similar fashion to earrings through a soft portion of the ear. Each tag is … Continue reading

Just a farmer… Just a person…

Today’s thought: Farmers are people too, we enjoy many of the same hobbies as other’s who walk this great earth. We farmers might be small in numbers however mighty in what we provide as nourishment to this world. Yes farmers are humans first and we are emotionally connected to being the best caretaker’s we can … Continue reading »

Would Old MacDonald be a geek today?

Growing up, most of us sang the classic children’s song “Old McDonald had a farm.” Today’s average farmer is a far cry from what is portrayed by Old MacDonald in that timeless nursery rhyme. Today’s farmer still cares for the animals and soil like Old MacDonald however the way farmers go about that care has changed greatly. … Continue reading »

Everyday food thoughts for me…

Everyday as a farmer I think of how I can do the best job I can making food for all to enjoy in various dairy products like milk, cheese & yougurt. Everyday I think about how I can be the most sustainable and leave the smallest environmental footprint. Everyday I think about taking the best … Continue reading »