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Eric V., 3000+ cows, Maurice, IA

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Dykstra Dairy is a family-owned Dairy located now in Maurice, IA. The Dairy/family relocated from southern California about 20 years ago, to the North West and has a current herd size of approximately 3000 cows   They purchased their first colostrum system (a Maxx 8 system), from the Golden Calf Company back in 2012. Today they…
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UW/US Dairy Forage Research Center, Prairie du Sac, WI

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The UW/US Dairy Forage Research Center in Wisconsin has been using the 2 Cartridge Colostrum Pasteurize/Thaw Unit since 2012, along with the Colostrum Bank, and more recently our disposable, Snap-In tube feeders that we began making right here in Wisconsin just about a year ago. The USDFRC at Prairie du Sac, WI research farm consists of…
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Alaina M., 3000+ cows, Richmond, MN

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Twin Spruce Farm started in 1989 with 33 cows and 48 acres. Arnie and Kris, along with their family have made many expansions throughout the years. In 2017 the calving barn/IVF center was built. In 2018 the second milking site was purchased in Perham MN. By Christmas 2020 all construction in Perham was completed. All…
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New Concept for 2022: Identify and Get Rid of Your “Waste”

Posted by Laura Stensberg

A while back we introduced an idea taken from the auto industry, called “Lean Manufacturing.” Now, I am asking to take that concept one step further, by implementing a 2-second approach that was developed by Paul Akers, owner of Fastcap. These concepts seem quite foreign and impossible to undertake, let alone make relevant to the…
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6 Ways to Reduce Water Consumption on the Dairy Farm

Posted by Laura Stensberg

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…
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