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Guiding kids to show ring success

JEFFERSON, Wis. – For Deb Lundy, helping non-farm kids learn how to show cattle is a treasured pastime. More than 20 years ago, she opened up her farm to area youth wishing to show dairy animals at the county fair.

SHAWANO, Wis. – Brown Swiss breeders and enthusiasts flocked to Shawano July 9 to watch judge Darin Hill of Cattaraugus, New York, place 158 head at the Wisconsin State Brown Swiss Show.

Women in Dairy: Maureen Keinbaum

Maureen Keinbaum Wausau, Wisconsin Marathon County 60 cows Family: Husband, Scott, and son, Waylon, 4.   Tell us about your farm. We milk 60 grade and registered Holsteins on our 115-year-old …

SAUK CITY, Wis. – Luke Sprecher began his dairy farming career in seventh grade when his neighbor, Kevin Enge, asked him to milk every other weekend.

Building a passion through FFA

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – A love for registered Holsteins was instilled in Rainna Simone by her grandparents at a young age.

Chasing the dream

ANTIGO, Wis. – Sometimes life does not proceed on the planned path, and that is a lesson 24-year-old Corrin Smith of Antigo has been learning.

Finding joy in simple things

KELLNERSVILLE, Wis. – Life is anything but ordinary for Ron and Shirley Kohlbeck. As parents of a 19-year-old disabled son who requires constant care, each day for these dairy farmers is filled with challenges above and beyond those typical of farming.

MARKESAN, Wis. – A cow who milks and looks good doing it is how Ron Kelm describes Cutting Edge Stratus Sue 3E-94/95MS, a cow he calls a dairyman’s dream. Sue claimed the top national fat …

Their turn to dairy

    BANGOR, Wis. – When the Manke brothers – Kenneth, David and Paul – were ready to step down from managing their family dairy farm, they approached their niece and …

Cody Hall Tomah, Wisconsin Monroe County   200 cows Describe your farm and facilities. We milk twice a day in a double-12 parlor. I am the sixth generation. I farm with my dad, Don; my uncle, …

A new way of life 

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. − For the Pieper siblings, the decision to add a robotic milking system to their farm was based on a decrease in labor and an increase in efficiency.

Spreading a love for dairy

NEWTON, Wis. – For nearly 60 years, the Lindemann family has focused on making the best cheese spread possible.

A choice at harvest

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. − The decision to have his fields custom harvested was an easy one for Gary Steinhagen.

A humble way of life

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Dairy farming comes second nature to David and Betty Czech and his family, so when they were recognized for their efforts on the farm and in the community, they were truly …

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Since the establishment of NexGen Dairy in 2016, the families have worked to make their days as efficient and productive as possible, for themselves and the cows. One way …

Finding their sweet spot

ALLENTON, Wis. – By focusing on minimizing the number of cows that are producing more protein than butterfat, Sunset Farms has built a healthier, higher-producing animal.

A closer look at lungs

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Calves are not always the easiest animals to detect sickness in. While many farmers are aware of the clinical signs of pneumonia – coughing, fever, nasal discharge, sunken eyes and loss of vigor – how can one better detect the subclinical signs in a calf?

Tractor-time dream

LOYAL, Wis. – For many farmers, time in the tractor is thinking time; the time when plans are born. That is exactly how the 2022 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days landed in Clark County at Roehl …

Conservation through collaboration

CHILTON, Wis. – Mitchell Schaefer is grateful he has not had to travel alone on his conservation journey. Relying on the expertise of other farmers in Calumet County who have been there and …

Kerwin, Sandy, Kevin and Kay Siewert Employee management team: Eric Hanson, Dan Hanson, Nick Hanson and Cam Laqua Hyde Park Holsteins Zumbro Falls, Minnesota 670 cows Describe your facilities and …

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