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The Milk House

Plan in advance for you and your cows PDF Print E-mail
Departments - Editorial
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 13:20

If this issue’s contents have two underlying themes, they relate to planning ahead to avoid common herd health challenges on your dairies and the transfer of your business to the next generation.

InFocus: How friendly is your state to agribusiness? PDF Print E-mail
Departments - In Focus
Monday, 04 August 2014 15:39

Would your state welcome a new dairy processing plant? Would it encourage you to expand your operation by adding cows or new facilities? Do you currently have easy access to the inputs and services you need to profitably run your dairy business?

Letter to the Editor: Dairymen can respond to undercover videos by pointing fingers or driving change PDF Print E-mail
Departments - Letters to the editor


Here is my op-ed response to the recent article by Emily Meredith. Thank you for the opportunity.

I was disappointed to see a recent article by Emily Meredith from the Animal Agriculture Alliance in Progressive Dairyman. As a spin doctor, Ms. Meredith is more than happy to take your money, but her ultimate goal is to hoodwink consumers, not improve animal welfare. In the long run, that will further erode consumer trust in the dairy industry.

Confessions of a ‘pretty cow’ lover PDF Print E-mail
Departments - Editorial
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:35

I have a confession to make. I love pretty cows.

It’s true. They are my guilty pleasure. There is something beautiful and majestic about a cow that stands 65 inches tall at the hip, with her long, lean neck stretched out as she glides around a show ring. Silky, shiny and ultra-dairy, with ribs wide enough to fit a fist between and an out-of-this-world udder glossed up and bagged tight with milk.



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