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Dairywoman's favorite cow becomes her bridesmaid

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Features - Producers
Written by Callie Curley   
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:42

Bride and favorite cow

A wedding is a day to be remembered and cherished forever by a couple, surrounded by friends and family. It is one of the most important and happy days in a person’s life. For Caroline Conley of Sayland Dairy in Jonesboro, Tennessee, this day could never have been complete without a special lady in attendance.

 

Slideshow: Trimming hooves in Turkey

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Features - Consultants
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:18

Skip Blake was invited to Turkey to trim cows' hooves and to teach new trimming techniques. He stayed for three days. In the slideshow below are images summarizing his experience.

 

Bigger fans, dry cow cooling help dairy beat Florida heat

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Features - Producers
Written by Sherry Bunting   
Monday, 13 July 2015 12:32

Alliance dairy fansHow do 6,000 cows beat the heat during Florida’s dog days of summer?

“We live and die by our fans and sprinklers and making sure they are operating correctly,” says Jan Henderson, who left the financial industry to become chief financial officer and the next generation working into the partnership with her father, Ron St. John, at Alliance Dairies in Trenton, Florida.

 

Maternity pens have two Wisconsin dairies calving with ease

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Friday, 10 July 2015 13:34

For two Wisconsin dairies, well-designed maternity pens are leading to better outcomes for both cows and calves.

In the past few years, Wayside Dairy and J&J Pickart Dairy have each made improvements to their transition cow facilities to accommodate just-in-time calving.

 

Pennsylvania dairy producers share cow comfort goals, tips

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Features - Producers
Written by Jayne Sebright   
Friday, 10 July 2015 12:47

Jill, Mike and Bill AmmonThe Northeast is considered an ideal climate for dairying. Access to water, seasonal temperatures and a relatively close proximity to the marketplace all provide plenty of opportunity for dairies to thrive in this region.

 

Three days trimming hooves in Turkey

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Features - Consultants
Written by Skip Blake   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 14:20

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While volunteering at the Hoof Trimmers Association booth at World Dairy Expo, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Oguz Calisici, a veterinarian from the country of Turkey and the general manager of a large dairy farm.

 

HERd management: No dairy farmer is an island; we float or sink together

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Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Laura Flory   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:46

females on farmWhile most of my big realizations hit me faster than cow poo hits a clean pair of clothes, my latest one seems to have taken a while. Let me explain.

 

After success with sand in freestalls, Georgia dairyman adds it to calf hutches

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Written by Sherry Bunting   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:36

Brooksco Dairy sand reclamation

At Brooksco Dairy (2,750 cows), Calvin Moody has created a well-managed “mother ship,” where all cows calve and all calves are raised for the three stand-alone dairies, including Jeffco (2,350 cows) and Westbrook (2,250 cows).

 


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