Tag: Milk

Chocolate Milk – The Hero Not the Villain

Chocolate milk is attracting lots of attention lately. Is it because this beverage contains 9 essential nutrients that are an important part of a balanced diet? Is it because this delicious beverage is a favorite among children? No, it’s because …

Public Service Announcement – Drive Safe!

Sometimes it is not just cows and farming we deal with on the dairy! Tonight it was a driver in a hurry that made my night interesting. Please don’t pass trucks on the right side when they are making a turn. Our milk tanker made a wide right turn into our driveway and this potentially distracted driver … Continue reading »

Radiation in U.S. Dairy Products–Not a Public Health Concern

Some of our curious cowsRecently, I’ve seen news coverage regarding radiation in dairy products as a result of what’s happening in Japan. Last week, tiny amounts of radiation were detected in milk samples from California, Washington and Arizona. …

Dairy Exports – Who’s Consuming U.S. Dairy?

American dairy farmers are very productive. We produce enough milk in this country to supply consumers here and abroad. The appetite for American dairy products remains strong with 2010 being a record setter for U.S. dairy exports. Almost 13% of th…

Looking pretty green around here!

We couldn’t hardly have asked for more favorable weather over the past three weeks, and most of our farm is turning a nice deep shade of green.  Generally mild temperatures and well-timed rains have helped our fescue pastures and our fields of spr…

The News Is Just In, 3 A Day Dairy Will Help You Stay Healthy and Trim

The recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage 3 daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products. These evidence-based nutritional guidelines are developed by the federal government to promote health, reduce the r…

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…

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…

We’re still here and busy as ever

After a six week hiatus, I’m finally back on the blog to let you know what’s been happening around here. It’s been busy, of course, but we really haven’t worked on what I would call any “major” projects on the farm. We didn’t finish drilling seed int…

Busy times on and off the farm

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve blogged, so here is a quick entry to catch you up to speed with what’s been happening.I took a little break from farming a few days ago to spend a long weekend in St. Louis with other members of the AFBF YF&R …