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It’s not uncommon to be right up against the edge with your forage inventory as new harvest is coming on. No one wants to run out, and ideally, no one wants to feed green forage either. It’s easy to do though. With rising cow numbers or a poor forage year, you can find yourself short on feed. Combine the two and you will certainly have a forage inventory problem that needs attention.

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Baler Brown, age 3, seems destined to become a fourth-generation dairy farmer.

Every evening after her bath, when she’s in her pajamas, Baler runs to the front door and flaps her arms in excitement. She’s ready to help prep the milking parlor.

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We know dairy farmers have limited time to participate in events, so we design the Dairy Strong conference to give you the best return on your time and money.

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In the time since I wrote my last post, in which I referenced a dairy being built in Indonesia and the signals it is sending to the market, I have had the opportunity to host on our farm two gentlemen who are tasked with trying to put together that dairy.

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1. “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”Songs of Exile, Garrison Keillor

Winter is a struggle for me, as for most farmers, I expect. The time spent unthawing frozen pipes and hoses and waterers, moving snow, putting down extra bedding, feeding cows in the barn … it seems to consume every available hour. Add a few Christmas parties, a couple of 5:30 dinners in town, a quick trip out of town, gifts and Christmas concerts, and it gets overwhelming in a hurry.

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I used to be organized. I was the Type A person who carried their Franklin Covey planner around like a baby. Then I married a dairy farmer, started farming with him, had kids, started homeschooling and ran a business out of our home. Things got crazy and unorganized fast.

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