Tag: cows

Why we LOVE Dairy…new video!

Please check out our latest video…”Why we LOVE Dairy”.  It’s a short video feature only a small sampling of the things we love about the role we have in feeding the world.  It features pictures from spring/summer 2010, which I couldn’t help…

Dairy Farming & Marriage, a Tough Mix

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and I am certain that couples everywhere will be enjoying the fruits of their thoughtful labors: flowers, candies, dinners, dates, and romance.  However, Jon and I will be spending our day in a completely different fas…

Big Government Targets Dairy Farmers

Cows in the milking parlor on our farmThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced their plan to conduct additional tests for antibiotic residues in milk samples on dairy farms across the nation. It seems the federal government doesn’…

Busy Monday, Wet Tuesday

Monday always seems to be pretty busy on the farm, and yesterday was no exception.Our local large animal vet arrived on the dairy around 8:30am to pregnancy-check 60 cows from our milking herd.  Most of the cows he checked were pregnant, and it no…

Babies, Babies, Babies!!!!

One of our many baby calves, this is Hauney.So it’s been a little while since I posted a blog, and it’s not from lack of trying, but from lack of sleep.  I think we have spent the entire month of January on “Baby Watch”.  We knew we were expe…

Typical Wintertime on the Dairy Farm

GDF #457 gets a pedicureIt seems we’re right in the middle of our wintertime “slow” period here on the dairy. That’s not to say we haven’t been busy, we just don’t have any major projects going on outside of our daily herd management. We seem to be f…

Wonder Who’s Producing Your Milk? Meet a Dairy Farmer

Many consumers are curious about the origin of their food. Who produced it, what management methods were used, how the animals are treated, and is it safe and nutritious are some of the questions people ponder when making buying decisions in the gr…

What’s YOUR dream job?

Last week, while I worked to bed in my little calves, I was listening to our local radio station.  The radio announcer was discussing a survey of the general public, answering the question “what’s your dream job?”  Surprisingly, the top answe…

Joke too funny not to share!

A good friend of mine e-mailed me the following this week, and it was just too funny not to share.  As a dairy farmer I understand this punch line all too well, but perhaps as a follower of my blog you may also respect the role we have in feeding …

The Milk Inspector is Coming

Food safety is a priority for dairy producers and milk processors. There are many rules and regulations we dairy farmers must follow to ensure we’re producing a safe and quality product. Any dairy producing Grade A milk must meet specific guideli…