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Best Practices on the Farm: Choosing a Refractometer

There are many tools of the trade when it comes to taking care of calves. One of those tools that often gets overlooked is the refractometer. This is an essential tool in your toolbox, it gets used every day. There are several different refractometers on the market and they are used in a variety of […]

6 Ways to Reduce Water Consumption on the Dairy Farm

Seems like everyone is talking about but is anyone listening… Climate control and the environment are hot topics in politics and in general nowadays. What is the big deal? The Earth is made of water, why should I care? We all should care, but that is easier said than done. I grew up being taught […]

Is the Collection and Storage of Colostrum Your Missing Link?

We have talked a lot about the importance of feeding colostrum and the importance of pasteurization, but we haven’t really discussed the importance of how that colostrum is collected and how it is stored. By now, we all know that those first few hours of a calf’s life are the most critical. Being born without […]

5 Tips to Increase Efficiency in the Maternity Area

The maternity area of your dairy is a vital component of the future of your dairy. Making this area more efficient is critical to the livelihood of the future herd. If your protocols are lacking, then you will see issues in your calves. Here are five tips to maximize the efficiency of the maternity area […]

Zero to Hero Dairy Farming at its Best Using Goals

This year has brought so many of us hardships, not only personally but professionally. Many of our fellow farmers have been struggling or even had to make the awful decision to let go of their family’s legacy. With the new year around the corner, we need to start planning goals for the future livelihood of […]