February 2010 Blog Posts (18)

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Added by Nancy Grossi on February 26, 2010 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Could nutrition and comfort improve your herd’s RHA?

By Kelsey Holter

The following is a review of the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. Kelsey originally wrote this for Progressive Dairyman and it will be in the March 2 issue.

Despite the cold weather and snow on the ground, 66 students came out to participate in this year’s… Continue

Added by Ryan Curtis on February 26, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Cows on the loose!

My day began normally as any Thursday morning does. Drive Bryce to school, then off to Spin Class, and Paige's gymnastics class after that. When we returned to the ranch.........continue at www.TheWifeOfADairyman.blogspot.com

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 19, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

Florida pride: Mickey Mouse, Miami and milk

When someone mentions Florida, what are some of the first phrases that come to your mind? Beaches? Alligators? Sunshine? Disney World?

That makes a lot of sense, as tourism is Florida's number one industry. But agriculture comes second, with citrus fruit like oranges and tangerines making Florida famous for produce. In fact, Florida produced 74 percent of U.S. oranges and 58 percent of the… Continue

Added by Emily Caldwell on February 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Day We Had.....

Driving Bryce to school this morning, I snapped a photo of the Happy Heifers on the hill behind our house. I just thought it was a beautiful......read more at www.TheWifeOfADairyman.blogspot.com

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 17, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments

A Saturday Night Out ~ FFA Fundraiser

Last Night we attended a Petaluma High School FFA Boosters Fundraiser Dinner and Dance. This event was held at the Petaluma Elk's Lodge. There were Live and ...... read more at www.TheWifeOfADairyman.blogspot.com

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 14, 2010 at 8:37pm — No Comments

I believe in Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

In my mind, believing isn't seeing, it's hoping for an outcome or future. When belief becomes action, it takes on a passion or power that can change the future. The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) was founded, and sustained, on the belief in a better future.

"That's what it's about, producers and industry leaders getting behind it," says Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPF. "What is amazing and inspiring is… Continue

Added by Ryan Curtis on February 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wanting some help

Hi my name is Craig Marlow and I am looking for some help in getting started. My brother and I are working on getting a dairy started in the south eastern part of Idaho. We have secured some financing to help buy some cows. We are looking to buy a herd between 60 and 70. We would like to get some jerseys but would very easily settle for holstein. I was wondering if any one out there knows any farmers, close to Idaho, that are retiring or wanting to get out of the business that has some cows…


Added by Craig Marlow on February 11, 2010 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Futuring the Dairy Farm Business: In, Out, Moving Ahead

Hey everyone,

I just received word about this conference being held in Wooster, Ohio.

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Shisler Center, OARDC, Wooster, Ohio

Objective: To provide dairy producers with tools to evaluate their current business position and make informed and effective decisions to meet their farm's and family's short and long term… Continue

Added by Kelsey Holter on February 10, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

PA Producers are proud to dairy!

Dairy farmers attending the 2010 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit in Lancaster earlier this month shared why they are proud to dairy in Pennsylvania. The Center for Dairy…


Added by Jayne Sebright on February 9, 2010 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

In 'Non-Support' of the Humane Society of the U.S.

There has been a huge amount of conversation lately amongst the Agriculture Industry and Agriculture Advocates across the nation in regards to the boycotting .......

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Added by Nancy Grossi on February 8, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Looking for help...

My wife and I have decides to sell Shaklee products to help us get thrugh these difficult times on the farm. Shaklee is a health and nutrition company, they also have green,nontoxic cleaners. We are looking for people who would be interested in using this kind of product.

We have a small farm with 36 milkers,(jerseys) I have been using Shaklee's basic H in the barn to clean the milking equipment and it works great!!!!!! You don't have to use much and it gets it clean without much… Continue

Added by frank buchal on February 7, 2010 at 4:35am — No Comments

All About 4-H Presentation Day

This morning, Marin County 4-H held it's annual Presentation Day at the Glenn barn. All Marin County 4-H clubs were invited and encouraged to participate.

My son, Bryce, is .......read more at www.TheWifeOfADairyman.blogspot.com

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 6, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Nightline painted dairy biz in bad light ~ my article in our local newspaper

My response to Nightline feature has been printed in our local newspaper, check it out ....The Novato Advance

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 4, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Hard Worker = Kipp Hinz

If anybody loves the dairy industry, it would have to be Kipp Hinz.

From Osceola Wisconsin, this hard working student has more on his mind than college-life activities…

Kipp is attending school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in the Farm and Industry Short Course specializing in Dairy Herd Management.

He started working on the County Line Dairy Farm while in the 6th grade, a farm comprised of 60 cows in… Continue

Added by Kelsey Holter on February 4, 2010 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Dairy industry responds to Nightline story

In addition to the blogs here on Proud to Dairy, there has been some great information posted over the past two weeks in response to Nightline's story about Willet Dairy Farms in New York.

Here are just a few links I have seen. Feel free to comment with others.

Ray-Lin Dairy


Dino Giacomazzi…


Added by Emily Caldwell on February 3, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Willet Dairy

I had the opportunity to visit Willet Dairy yesterday. Willet Dairy was attacked by the media and animal rights groups in the last week. They were part of the reason I started my group on Facebook, which by the way is over 13,000 members, but back to Willet and the impression I received during my visit.

First I want to say that Willet dairy was clean, which as dairy folks know can be 3/4 of the battle. The cattle all looked as clean or cleaner than expected here in Upstate, NY in… Continue

Added by Erin Jones on February 3, 2010 at 5:32pm — 5 Comments

Bag Balm~ Not just for teats!

I just found this great article about the benefits of Bag Balm on Yahoo News, thought I'd share. We use Bag Balm occasionally on the ranch on the cow's udder or teats if they become dry and chapped. read more at www.TheWifeOfADairyman.blogspot.com

Added by Nancy Grossi on February 1, 2010 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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