Katherine Dotterer-Pyle's Blog (3)

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Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a blog but I've really enjoyed reading everyone elses. It's awesome to know the dairy industry is full of supportive people! I've been really busy with the farm and school but I have wanted to share an experience from my spring semester.


You may be wondering why I'm going to back to school at the age of (soon to be 26) and dairy farming at the same time. My reasons start with the ever changing milk prices. Don't get me wrong,…


Added by Katherine Dotterer-Pyle on May 21, 2011 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Like I lost a daughter...

I find venting my frustration and emotions through blogging helps, alot. Today I had the morning milking off. Felt good to sleep in til 6. Got alot of house work done, I can see the kitchen sink again! Almost forgot it was there. Everything was going well, that is, until my husband David came in for lunch. When I asked how the morning milking went he just replied "ok." From the tone of his voice I could tell something was wrong. In a quick motion he wrapped me in a big hug then let it out:…


Added by Katherine Dotterer-Pyle on July 24, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Why do we do this again?!

Another bill, another thing that needs fixed, another cow with mastitis. And not a big enough milk check to cover all of those expenses. I keep praying for a break to this vicious cycle. I know we are not alone. The majority of dairy farmers across the country are suffering and going through the same thing. Some days I feel as if we're at our breaking point. Some days I think we did it to ourselves. My husband and I started a dairy...purchased 105 cows in VA, last April of…


Added by Katherine Dotterer-Pyle on June 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


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