August 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Keeping Communication our Number 1 Priority

     We've been milking with "Johann LELY" for two months now.  The cows are well-adjusted to the new equipment.  Our family has had some challenges: it turns out we are creatures of habit, too!

     I've been trying to put my finger on just what it is that is making our family different since the robot was installed...  A few days ago we had a meeting with our LELY rep and we've got it at least partly figured out.

     See, milking cows two times a day in the stanchion barn…


Added by Joanmarie Weiss on August 18, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Let’s Promote “Back to School with Dairy”

It’s August and soon kids will be heading back to school. This is a perfect time to promote dairy foods as nutritious and convenient for children’s breakfast, snack and lunch.…


Added by Brenda Hastings on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Guidelines on use of teat sealants

The dry period is the most important phase of a dairy cow’s lactation cycle. During this phase, the cow and her udder are prepared for the next lactation; therefore, any abnormalities during the dry period will have a negative effect on the cow’s health and milk production after calving.

That’s why today, we’d like to share guidelines on the use of teat sealants.

Guidelines on use of teat sealants

When drying off dairy cows, a so-called double dry off…


Added by Lely North America on August 12, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Anti-Milk? NOOOO!

I went online to find a cute dairy related pin for my sash and guess what I find? All of them are anti-milk! It upsets me deeply that there are people in the world who want to get rid of milk. :( Milk is nature's most nearly perfect food and there are all these people who have no idea what they are talking about, yet they get so many supporters! I wish that I could inform them of the TRUTH and get them to…


Added by Sydney Rasp on August 2, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

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