Today my good friend, Jill, shares with us another side of the dairy industry; the “show” side. That’s right, cow beauty pageants. Dairy farmers are extremely passionate about dairy and many enjoy showing off their quality animals. Farmers travel great lengths with their cows to participate in cow shows and compete with others. Showing cattle is a great way to bond with cows and other folks in the dairy industry. Read below to learn more about the show circuit!
See this happy, healthy cow chowing down on some TMR? Well, last week she wasn’t so happy…or healthy; she had mastitis. Mastitis is an inflammatory response to infection causing visibly abnormal milk (clots, off-color). As the extent of the inflammation increases, changes in the udder (swelling, heat, pain, redness) may also occur. Mastitis is caused any bacterial […]
Maybe it is because I just got done sorting cattle and a cow slipped and splattered manure all over me, but I sure am fired up today. First, I discover that The Original Muck Boot Company supports HSUS, a company that “claims to save animals”, but in reality only a small fraction of their profits […]
This stuff is as good as it looks and is the perfect summer snack. I found a similar recipe from the Pioneer Woman, but changed it to my liking. My husband can’t quite take the heat like the Pioneer Woman’s family, so I tamed the recipe. Eat it with chips, serve as a side dish or top your chicken with […]
In honor of June being Dairy Month (and because I LOVE cheese), I thought I would put together a list of grilled cheese sandwiches to try. These aren’t just your plain, old American cheese on white bread sandwiches, these ooey-gooey delights are master pieces! Click on the link for the recipe and celebrate Dairy Month with […]
If you eat food, read newspapers, watch television or surf the internet, it is likely that you have heard about genetically modified organisms. It is also likely that the media has instilled some fear into you when it comes to biotechnology. In my opinion, there is nothing to be fearful of. GMOs are used to help […]