Food For Thought Meets Thought for Food

  By: Lucas Plamann About a year ago I came across on article on Facebook, one that we as dairy producers really don’t want to see; “Why you shouldn’t drink milk”. Furious before even reading the article, I followed the link, and to my disappointment, it was...

Continuing To Celebrate June Dairy Month!

By: Lucas Plamann Like I stated in my first blog for June, it’s a busy time of the year and so much goes on that we tend to forget things. More so the same with me being busy and forgetting to stay current with my goal of posting a dairy fun fact every day of...

DAIRY GOOD FUN FACTS

Did you know that a cow doesn’t swallow her food right away? Cows go through a process called regurgitation.  This a fancy way of saying that their food goes down into their stomach and back up to be chewed up again and again. This is also known to many as...

DAIRY GOOD FUN FACTS

Did you know that a cows heart beats between 60-70 beats per minute?! That’s about 3,900 beats in an hour, and 93,600 beats in a day! Cows need to pump a lot of blood through their system in order to produce delicious and nutritious milk for everyone to...

Celebrating June Dairy Month

By: Lucas Plamann It feels just like yesterday that we were saying goodbye to the last few snow piles of winter, and just like that, BAM! We’re in June already! June is a delightfully busy time of the year. School is out for the summer, and field work is in full...

More Cheese, Please!

The early Wisconsin pioneers of the 1830’s and 1840’s were the foundation of the Wisconsin cheese industry.  Fresh milk spoiled quickly, and making cheese was a way to preserve it.   It was mostly the role of the pioneer women to carry on the difficult...

Cheese, Please!

The other day I was wondering:  who was the first to make cheese?  I just discovered (sometimes I am a late bloomer!) there is a National Historic Cheesemaking Center and Museum!  It is located in the heart of cheese country, Monroe, in south central Wisconsin, just...

Robot Milking Nutrition Challenges

Having worked in the feed mill industry for several years, I have some insights on the challenges that face the nutrition in a robot milking systems.  Most of our recent robot milking systems involve a voluntary choice by the cows to enter the milking stall, this...