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Best Practices on the Farm: Choosing a Refractometer

Posted by Laura Stensberg

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…
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It’s the Most Exciting Time of the Year-It’s Fair Time and time to Show Your Dairy Calf

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Now that it is summer, everyone is busy getting ready for fair season. Fair season is an amazing time of the summer. I look forward to all the tasty treats and my kids look forward to all the rides and games. As a kid, my 4H and FFA friends would be getting their animals ready…
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Temperatures are Rising, Don’t Let Heat Stress Get You Down

Posted by Laura Stensberg

Summer is here and so is the heat! It is my favorite time of the year. The sunshine and warmth are wonderful and feel great after a long cold winter and a chilly, wet spring. Summer brings us a new set of challenges on the farm……keeping our animals cool with the heat and humidity. Calves…
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Calves and Cows are “Udderly” Amazing

Posted by Laura Stensberg

In honor of June Dairy Month and many dairies are now hosting a “Breakfast on the Farm” or “Farm Tour” events, I thought it would be fun to share some fascinating facts about our beloved calves and cows.  Even I was surprised by some of these! Please click on the downloadable link for posters of…
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