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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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.