Have you ever been driving along a country road and gazed at the dairy cows roaming the pasture? As you looked a little closer, you might have noticed that these cows were wearing collars. “Why on earth would a cow need a collar?” you might wonder. Not all cows sport collars, but many do and […]
Have you heard about the latest and greatest new trend in social media? It is called a felfie and can be defined as a farmer selfie. Farmers everywhere are taking pictures of themselves with their animals and posting them on social media sites. Not only are the photos extremely amusing, they are also a great form […]
Great blog explaining why dairy farmers separate a calf from its mother. I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Today we had to make a phone call to our veterinarian. One of our cows that recently had a baby isn’t eating well, looks a little off and we suspect she has a displaced abomasum or a DA. A displaced abomasum is basically a twisted stomach. Cows have four stomach compartments, one of them being […]
It is so warm out, this girl can hardly contain herself! A high of 34 degrees today. Everyone at the farm is loving it.
It is true, we use rbST on our dairy farm. Maybe you have heard good things about this tool, maybe you have heard bad things or maybe you know nothing at all. One thing is for sure, the media gives this stuff a bad name. Even the labels on your milk jug can be confusing! […]
As you may have heard, the Midwest got hit with a cold spell today. The current temperature is -46 with the wind chill. The extreme temperature makes farming a bit of a struggle. So far we have had to unthaw five waterers, many buckets and all my fingers. My father-in-law is still trying to get the […]
Have you ever seen a cross-eyed cow? Now you have. The picture doesn’t do it justice; wish you could see this girl in person.
It is that time of year again…resolution time! A friend of mine told me her New Year Resolution was to hold more conversations with people and not as many with her cows. I had to laugh, but it is something I could benefit from too. Too often do I find myself procrastinating when it comes […]
Let’s face it, baby calves are adorable. Who wouldn’t want the job of feeding these babes every day? I’m here to tell you the job is tougher than it looks. My first job as a kid was feeding calves with my grandma and it wasn’t always easy. Feeding and caring for baby calves takes time […]