Proud to Dairy

January 2009 Blog Posts (3)

A different kind of dairying

About seven years ago, my parents transitioned from a conventional, registered Holstein herd to a seasonal, rotationally-grazed herd, comprised mostly of Jerseys and Jersey-Holstein crosses. My parents have had their fair share of not-so-positive comments from neighbors and friends across Pennsylvania, but they have been happy with the new system. My dad says that in 2002, he had two choices: switch to grazing or sell the cows. Know what he’s saying now? He wishes he would have made the switch… Continue

Added by Emily Caldwell on January 26, 2009 at 2:40pm — 8 Comments

How would you sport your pride?

The pride in what the dairy industry does is felt by all that associate with the producers and the professionals that make the industry special. There are a lot of ways to show your pride. What I want to know is what product (hat, shirt, poster, window decal, etc.) would you like to show your pride? What would you use most? What would say, "I'm proud to be a dairy farmer!" the best?

Added by Ryan Curtis on January 14, 2009 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Do Facebookers love milk and cheese?

Progressive Dairyman Managing Editor Walt Cooley

Over the weekend I used Facebook Lexicon to do some interesting social networking research about dairy and dairy products. The most significant reason we as an industry are in a low-price slump is demand for dairy products has decreased. What is interesting is that at the same time demand has decreased chatter on Facebook about dairy, milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt have too. See how much it has decreased from last… Continue

Added by Ryan Curtis on January 12, 2009 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

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