A Get Away Deal

A Get Away Deal

While airlines are advertising “Get Away Deals” to warmer, sunnier places, maybe the ideal “Get Away” for you is to attend the 2018 Central Plains Dairy  Expo held in Sioux Falls, SD, on Tuesday March 27 – Thursday March 29!...
COME AND GET IT!!!

COME AND GET IT!!!

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! Though we are past the Christmas season, that catchy Christmas song lyric has held true the last few weeks! People throughout the US have been fighting a losing battle with frigid subzero temperatures and dealing with ice, snow, frozen water...

Go for the Goal!!

There is a regularly occurring statement that goes around this time of year: “Resolutions were made to be broken!” While as many as 45 percent of Americans say they usually make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent are successful in keeping their resolutions....

Tis the Season for Scheduled Service!

Would a rancher drive a tractor around with only 3 wheels? Would a farmer start fall harvest with broken machinery? Of course not!  Milking equipment is harvesting equipment, and should be treated the same way! Yes, with $14 milk everyone is stretching their nickels...
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 an...

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 so...

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...