June is Slipping Away!

June is Slipping Away!

Time seems to go so fast!  With the intentions of doing regular blogging for the “June Is Dairy Month,” I have only a few days of June remaining.  I guess that plan will not come to fruition! And so goes Life!  We make plans, and Life happens!  And...

In like a Lamb, out like a Lion!

“Woah, we’re halfway there woah, livin’ on a prayer. Take my hand, well make it I swear. Woah, livin’ on a prayer!” Admit it, you  sung that in your head as you read it! Like the lyrics, it certainly seems like we are almost to spring, everyone’s praying for spring to...

Inspect the Uninspected!

Cleanup, cleanup! Everybody, everywhere! Make sure all surfaces are painted, shiny, and clean! Put away whatever clutter that may have accumulated!  Make sure both cows and equipment are as clean as a whistle! We’ve all been there. Countless hours are spent between...
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...