Staying Resilient in Times of Low Milk Prices

Staying Resilient in Times of Low Milk Prices

The low price of milk can take a toll on the dairy family.  When cash flow is a struggle, the money needed to provide the basic family needs may not be there, or at least there may be at a shortfall.  Not having the money to cover expenses causes stress not just in...

Getting to Know your H2O!

  Water is an extremely valuable resource on a dairy farm. In the great Midwest we are fortunate to be able to go about our everyday farm chores without worrying about water restrictions. From a nutrition standpoint water is also the most important component in...

Reacting to Tough Times: Be a Believer

“Believe it is possible to solve your problem.  Tremendous things happen to the believer.  So believe the answer will come.  It will.” –Norman Vincent Peale There is no denying dairy producers are facing tough problems.  Because the price of milk has...

Making Cents & Sense About Calf Care

  As Thanksgiving is right around the corner let’s take some time to talk about something every farmers is thankful for: Heifer Calves! (I can count on one hand the number of times I have heard about a farmer being upset when a heifer calf is born!) Heifers are...

Put a Freeze on Winter Teat Damage!

It’s  Halloween and that dreadful white stuff is already making its first appearance! With farmers still busy in the field, winter will be here before we know it. With that being said, it’s time to knock out that list of final farm preparations for winter! It’s a lot...

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...