Tag: animal care

Heard about pig abuse? We have too!

Sadly we too have heard about more potential pig abuse. As farmers we are continually looking to improve the way we care for our animals. Mistakes are made and from those come new opportunities to provide better training to employees…

Caring For Our Farm Animals and Recovering from Weather Damage

This week has been very challenging for our family farm.  During the night Sunday our area experienced tornadoes and high winds in excess of 100 mph.  Our family feed mill which supplies feed for all of our hogs was in the path … Continue rea…

Too mad to go to bed!

ARG!  Looks like Mercy for Animals (MFA) found yet another example of abuse in the livestock industry.  I watched their video, which they will be releasing to the press tomorrow, but it did not sit well with me at all (I’m so MAD at thes…

I am not a Fraud, I care about my cows & that’s the TRUTH!

This past weekend I was shocked to be called a “fruad” on my YouTube channel.  I have been called  a liar and an abuser, but this was the first time that someone had called me a fraud.  Apparently this gentleman thought that I and other …

Winter’s Slap in the Face

Oh Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet with us hard working dairy farmers in Minnesota.  Last week we were spoiled with warm sunshine and 40+ degree afternoons.  In those days, we felt as though a weight was lifted from our shoulde…

Hey Oprah – You Don’t Have to Go Vegan to Be Healthy and Compassionate

Like many American’s, I watched Oprah’s Vegan Challenge last Tuesday as she and 378 of her staff went vegan for 7 days. The show featured two authors, a tour of the Cargill meat processing facility and clips from the week as her staff experienc…

Animal Activisits are an Important Part of our Future

Below was a comment recently posted on one of my previous blogs, and it really made me think about animal agriculture and how our relationships with consumers have evolved in the past few years thanks to HSUS and PETA…..check out the comment:”I’ve be…

Let it Snow – Preparing for Winter on our Farm

We began winter with three feet of snow last week and it looks like were in for another two feet of snow this week! It’s December in northeast Ohio which means snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. The holiday season is upon us. Our boys are a…

Growing Up on Our Farm – Calf to Heifer to Milk Cow

Calves are born on our farm every day. The heifer (female) calves are raised to become the future of our milking herd. The bull (male) calves are sold at the local livestock auction.One of our heifer calves in a hutchOur heifer calves spend the first t…

Building Barns

I thought about waiting to post on the new calf barns until they were completed….but I am too excited and just in case you were driving by and wondering ‘what on earth those crazy farmers are up to now?’ Well this isn’t something that just came ou…