Animal Health

Was Great-Grandma’s Food More Nutritious?

Was Great-Grandma’s Food More Nutritious?

How does the nutritional value of food today compare to the past? It’s pretty similar, actually. Do we really need to consume more foods than previous generations did to obtain adequate nutrients? No, but there’s a persistent myth in circulation that there’s a...

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Caring for Dairy Cows in All Sorts of Weather

Caring for Dairy Cows in All Sorts of Weather

When winter arrives, we aren’t the only ones bundling up to stay warm.  As a dairy farmer, I want you to know we pay special attention to the health of our baby calves during harsh weather to make sure they are protected sufficiently from the elements. ...

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Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Facts and nuggets of wisdom about chickens and the variety of ways they provide food for us. Chickens are raised either to provide meat (broilers) or lay eggs (layers). Broilers go from hatch to harvest in about six weeks. Wow, that’s fast! And it is all due to...

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Conversations

Conversations

I love talking! Seriously, I know that sounds strange, but I am a person who can talk something to DEATH!  If you don’t believe me, just ask my husband.  Today there are many ways to have a conversation. With Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can begin a...

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rBST FREE!

rBST FREE!

rBST FREE! – This is a new label you may see on many dairy products these days. As a dairy farmer, I'll admit I didn't know much about what rBST was, so I decided to educate myself on the topic through conversations with other dairy farmers and processing plants....

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