Saturday, May 27, 2017

Farming is a great lifestyle, but it can also be dangerous.

"You are bigger than milk," says Nestle dairy buyer Patty Stroup. Stroup, raised on a dairy farm and a former dairy producer, is solidly grounded in the world of dairy production.

This is the time of year there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get all the work on a dairy farm accomplished.

Are you a label reader? Probably not, unless you get bored when you are on "business" in the bathroom and you don't have Readers...

Dairy farmers have a ton of hats to juggle in their daily lives. Because of this balancing act, a few responsibilities tend to fall through the cracks.

With the school year coming to a close in the next few weeks, many students will be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks ranging from baling hay to milking cows to operating machinery.

Is it 'cheaper' to feed milk rather than milk replacer? Not necessarily.

Landowners, prospective buyers, lenders and others involved in agriculture often seek baseline data and trend data with which to base their buy/sell decisions upon.

How easy - or difficult - is it for your calves to thrive? Now is a great time to assess your calf-raising facilities to see what the current answer to this question is.

The overall objective for calf bedding is to keep the calf clean, dry and comfortable - all critical factors for successfully raising healthy, happy calves.
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