April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

The Green Mountain State...More than just Skiing and Syrup


With over 90,000 milk cows in the state, Vermont ranks first among the New England States for milk production.  The lush, green scenery and pictorial mountains attract visitors to the state each year, as well as the opportunity to ski some of the best slopes and sample some of the tastiest maple syrup in the country.  While many travelers visit Vermont for these attractions, others travel to see first-hand the hardworking men and women that…


Added by Ashley Elise Sears on April 20, 2011 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Enjoying the Journey

The last four months have absolutely been amazing. I have traveled the beautiful state of Oregon speaking to kids and adults alike telling them about dairy farms and promoting a diet filled with 3 dairy products everyday. Just this last week I traveled to Southern Oregon to Medford  a town about 30 miles  north of the California Border. While I was there I got to partake in two “Farm to Markets”. “Farm to Markets” are a program put on by the Food Service companies…

Added by Jessica Budge on April 18, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

We are pleased to announce "Johann" is joining our staff!

     June 2010, Roger and I traveled to Europe to visit several dairy farms. In Switzerland we stayed with Suzanne and Jureg Marschall-Dummermuth, who have had a LELY for two years.  Suzanne's father, who is 80 years old, told us in his life he milked cows by hand, in a pipeline, in a parlor, and with the robot.  "You know," he said with a big grin, "I like the robot best of all!"  We could see how the cows responded to 24 hour milking, comparing milk lactations.  We could also see how…


Added by Joanmarie Weiss on April 17, 2011 at 6:34pm — 2 Comments

Follow and Join Online Dairy Conversations

As dairy producers, we are responsible for providing information to consumers about what we do. It’s good to know what people are saying about dairy and important we join the conversation.…


Added by Brenda Hastings on April 15, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Progressive Dairyman features I-29 Dairy Conference

Progressive Dairyman discusses this year’s I-29 Dairy Conference, recently held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Among the keynote speakers were Dr. Temple Grandin, a Colorado State professor who is well known for her animal handling practices and Scott Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Dairy Association-Mideast. The article recaps their presentations about the…


Added by Lely North America on April 14, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Dairy Star discusses Robotics and Quality of Life

Today, we’d like to share a recent Dairy Star article, as they feature Tom Anderson, farm business management instructor at Riverland Community College. The article recaps Anderson’s March 17th seminar, focusing on “The Financial and Production Benefits of Robotic Milking” in Elkader, Iowa.

Dairy Star has the full story in their article, Can robotics… Continue

Added by Lely North America on April 8, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Waiting for Spring to arrive

  This week we opened the last AgBag of 2010 haylage - in a snow squall!  "When will the weather finally begin to warm up?" That's the main topic of farmers' discussions here in Michigan!

  Next week promises to be a bit warmer, in the 50's with rain most days.  That should get the alfalfa fields greening up some.  The winter wheat is starting to show some growth.  And at the crown of the standing alfalfa, there appears to be regeneration.

  We have plenty of corn silage to get…


Added by Joanmarie Weiss on April 7, 2011 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Dairy Princess

On Saturday I was crowned Fresno-Madera County, District 8 Dairy Princess!! :-) It was a magical and i cant wait to dive in and represent our dairymen and this wonderful industry.

Added by Brianna Michele Adams on April 4, 2011 at 1:24pm — 6 Comments

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