Just surfing the net. I am learning (in greater depth) about the dairy industry now as i have joined a dignostics company which series the dairyman's needs to analyze blood, tissue, saliva, etc for purposes such as disease identification, pregnancy, etc.
Hi, and thanks for the welcome! I found you through Progressive Dairyman magazine…been meaning to see what it was about for ages, but like a lot of dairy farmers, my main reading time is when I get in from the barn at night and…zzzzzzz. Finally got around to joining. I'm a life-long dairy farmer and despite the nearly endless days, fluctuating prices, weather battles and aging body, I remain proud to dairy. The thought of alternatively having to work with people always makes me happy to hit the barn lights in the morning and see the girls!
I found the site through the Progressive Dairymen magazine, as well as when I was searching for contact information for someone and they were on this site. I am a field representative for a milk coop in NNY, I used to have my own dairy farm, but now I just take my son to Grammy and Pop's farm to see the cows. I have submitted numerous adorable and promoting pictures for the magazine to publish - but no luck yet :( hopefully one day I will open the magazine and find one of my pictures there!
Dear Mr. Cooley, I apologize it took so long to respond these past few weeks have been crazy busy! I was a student at the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium and I had the unique opportunity to publish a few blog posts about my experience with the help of the lovely Emily Caldwell.
Hi Walt, We have not gotten any cows yet and at this point it appears we may be selling the farm. We have tried to refinance, find investors to help us through this rough spot but have not found anyone that would help. So the future is up in the air...we plan to plant crops again this year but unsure of what the future holds...prices are horrible right now so cutting the input cost is a primary factor.
Hi Walt! I found you after reading about your website in a dairy publication, I believe in Hoards. I work for a dairy farmer check-off program in the South and am trying to learn as much about dairy production as I can.
I was looking at compliance around effluent and wondered what regulations farmers in America are bound by. We have govt legislation with Fonterra (our co-op) as a clean streams accord. We must prepare nutrient budgets showing how we comply.
I went looking for a correspondent and Voila! your web site popped up on google.