Tag Archive for animal welfare

Photos, Private Property and Politics

There has been a fair amount of discussion recently over legislation being submitted across the country that would make it illegal for someone to photograph or shoot video on agricultural operations without the permission of the owner. Discussions on this type of legislation has been very polar, with folks either in full support or adamantly [...]

Physical Therapy for Cows

Well, we made it through the nasty Minnesota winter without a downer cow…until now!  2 days ago my lovely cow Whinny (named by my sister in law almost 5 years ago) slipped on the icy and frozen surface of our holding area on the way into our mil…

Tunnel Vision

The new high-tech ventilation system is finally up and running in the calf barn! This is such a simple idea- a plastic tube runs down the center of the barn and a fan pushes fresh air through tiny holes placed all down the tube. We are really exc…

A Cast for A Calf

This is a feisty little calf that is about 3 months old. We suspect that she got a little rambunctious when the pens were being bedded with sawdust and got her leg caught in a gate and broke the bone right below her left front knee. Luckily, our …