December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

You’re Proud to Dairy! Now what?

At the recent Telling Your Story Round-Up, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program and Center for Dairy Excellence, dairy producers were given tips for engaging with consumers.…


Added by Proud to Dairy on December 29, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Wordless Wednesday – December 28

On this Wordless Wednesday, we’d like to share a photo from another recent Lely FMS training course. The course took place in La Crosse, WI, and was for a group of 13 participants who became L1 advisors at the completion of the five day training session.

Throughout the course, advisors were given training on cows, robots and proper farm management support for robotic dairy farms.

Lely now has 91 certified FMS advisors in North America!…


Added by Lely North America on December 28, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Christmas on the farm

Christmas is almost here and my husband and I are very excited. We will have 4 days of Christmas vacation starting on December 24th. Of course, like a lot of farmers, "vacation" only means that we will have the time between milking chores free to spend with family and friends. We still have to spend the 3 hours in the morning and the 3 hours at night feeding, milking and bedding our cows to keep them healthy and happy. The hours between chores…


Added by Betsy Fleury on December 23, 2011 at 8:55am — No Comments

Wordless Wednesday – December 21

On this Wordless Wednesday, we’d like to spread a little holiday cheer! Click here to see a very special holiday greeting from the Lely team (and be sure to turn the volume up!).

Season’s Greetings!

If you’re not familiar with this blogosphere phenomenon,, describes Wordless Wednesday as, “a simple blog post…


Added by Lely North America on December 21, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments

CowSignals Training Company – Light

We’d like to share a recent article by CowSignals Training Company. If you aren’t yet familiar with the company, CowSignals trains cattle farmers, feed consultants, breeding consultants, barn design consultants, vets and other cow enthusiasts throughout the world in the field of practical cattle management.

CowSignals Training Company released a series of seven articles about CowSignals® to improve health production and welfare…


Added by Lely North America on December 16, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

Winter on the Farm

Christmas card images of winter on the farm often depict a barn roof, farm house and a lone cow beautifully blanketed in snow on a clear day. Winter does create some beautiful images on the farm, however the reality is not always so glamorous. Winter brings a new set of challenges to everyday work on the farm.

Farmers take extra steps during this time of year to make…


Added by Brenda Hastings on December 15, 2011 at 6:31am — 3 Comments

The Top 5 coolest things to happen on Proud to Dairy

In addition to having a Christmas theme, the December issue of Progressive Dairyman each year features a year-in-review and showcases the best of the best content from the past 12 months.

Click here to browse through the digital edition. You’ll see the Top 25 most well-read online articles, the Top 5 New Technology articles and a selection of 10 editors’…


Added by Emily Caldwell on December 14, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

University of Kentucky – Comfy cows could produce more milk, have fewer health maladies

The University of Kentucky Dairy Farm shares news of their recent research project in the article, “Comfy cows could produce more milk, have fewer health maladies.” The project included installing Lely’s Luna cow brush, allowing cows to groom and scratch themselves.



Added by Lely North America on December 9, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Hello all fellow dairy farmers

Hi from Fleury's Maple Hill Farm in Richford, VT. I am excited to be part of the Proud To Dairy group, since my husband and I really are "proud to dairy". We love our job taking care of "our girls" so that they are healthy, happy and productive. We have a 35 cow registered Jersey farm and a 2000 tap maple sugar bush. We are the third generation to farm here. We have a very busy life but we both agree that we wouldn't want to do anything else. I have never participated in any social media…


Added by Betsy Fleury on December 4, 2011 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

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