Tag: Dairy Cows



Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer

Break the Ice with a Kansas Dairy Farmer How she is caring for her cows this winter Melissa is a fourth-generation Kansas dairy farmer who farms alongside seven other family members at Hildebrand Farms Dairy. She cares for a 150-head herd and processing milk on-site. Her…

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From Cow to Carton: The path milk takes to your grocery store cooler

By Daphne Holterman Daphne and her husband Lloyd are 4th-generation Wisconsin dairy farmers who milk about 850 cows and grow alfalfa hay and corn on their farm, Rosy Lane Holsteins. Daphne wants consumers to know they care about producing a safe, healthy, wholesome food supply.  …

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Milk Misconceptions: Bad Information Doesn’t Do Any Body Good

By Jody Sharrard Jody has an animal science degree from Michigan State University. She and her husband, Jeremy, are fifth-generation dairy farmers. They were named 2011 Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators by the Michigan Milk Producers Association.   Like milk and cookies, my dairy farm and…

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Excuse Me While I Check My Robots

By Ashley Kennedy Ashley is a third-generation Michigan dairy farmer. She graduated from Michigan State University and spent two years working at an off farm job before returning to the family farm. Like most millennials, technology plays a big part in my life. I’m social…

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Why We Use Hormones in Our Dairy Operation

By Pamela Selz-Pralle Pamela Selz-Pralle and her husband, Scott, operate a 400-cow dairy farm in Clark County, Wisconsin. They are both fourth-generation dairy farmers. As a mother, wife and dairy farmer, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the safety and nutrition of…

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Dairy Diary – Confidently Raising Safe Milk – Day 5

We take antibiotics seriously on our farm. I believe a common misconception is that we routinely give our cows antibiotics when they are not sick. Antibiotics are a last resort for us. We treat our cows depending on the illness.