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

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Features - Producers
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).

 

Power, environment and community focus earns Pa. producer the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

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Features - Producers
Written by Amie Howes   
Monday, 29 June 2015 13:56

Oregon Dairy Farm

Doing things with excellence every day, making the right business decisions, caring for the environment and building strong ties with the community is how Pennsylvania dairy producers continue to receive recognition. This year was no different, as it was fortunate to have another dairy farm recognized as one of three award recipients for a prestigious national award.

 

HERd management: Is working in agriculture really still non-traditional?

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Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Christina Winch   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:27

females on farmAt the end of a long day of farming, if you take a mental look back at all the people you came into contact with throughout the day, how many were female?

 

Students find total large herd management immersion through USDETC

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Features - Students
Written by Sherry Bunting   
Friday, 19 June 2015 12:15

USDETC student group photo

Donning red shirts from Progressive Dairyman and showing their passion for dairy, 52 students from 24 universities, 20 states and five countries gathered at Curry County Fairgrounds for the evening meal and to hear from their “genetics week” instructor on how their morning linear appraisal of 10 heifers compared to the genomic testing done previously by Zoetis at Doug and Irene Handley’s Do-Rene Dairy, Clovis, New Mexico.

 

An update from the Wisconsin Winch boys: How we’re spending our summer on the farm

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Features - Students
Written by Christina Winch   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:14

Memorial Day weekend is considered the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. When my boys were in preschool and kindergarten, they would bring home summer calendars with suggested activities to keep them engaged and learning throughout the summer. Today teachers encourage us to have them read, write and work on math during the summer so they stay sharp with their skills.

 

Slideshow: Frisian Farms' cheese-making operation

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Features - Producers
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:52

Expansion was not an option for Frisian Farms of Oskaloosa, Iowa, so in order for the 80-cow dairy to continue to support both brothers, their families and their father, they needed to devise a way to produce a value-added product with the milk from the farm. Cheese seemed like a good option.

 

Wisconsin dairy queens: Why we're proud to promote dairy

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Features - Women in Dairy
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:40

Green County dairy queens

One Wisconsin county has been selecting young women to serve as year-long dairy promoters for going on 60 years. Read responses from several of the current Green County dairy queens to find out why they are proud to promote dairy farming and dairy products:

 

Delicious dairy recipes

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Features - Women in Dairy
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 15:31

blueberry torteCelebrate June Dairy Month with these tried-and-true recipes straight from the kitchens of real farmwomen who use real dairy products as a staple ingredient. They are kid-tested and potluck-approved.

 


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